‘The eyes may be wrong, but the psyche is right’

Carl Jung, the great psychoanalyst, once wrote: ‘We are all born to believe. The eyes may be wrong, but the psyche is right… We are all looking for a perfect model of ourselves.’ Similarly, C. S. Lewis said: ‘Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise. The longings which arise in us when we first fall in love, or first think of some foreign country, or first take up some subject that excites us, are longings which no marriage, no travel, no learning can really satisfy.’
The truth is we were made for God and we’ll always be empty until we fill that God shaped hole within us.

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