Recently, I finished reading the book Memories, Dreams, and Reflections by Carl Jung, which was a part of the readings for a module. The book left a significant impact on me and the outlook on life in general but forced me to acknowledge the insane intellect that Jung had. Additionally, Jung's specific characteristic sparked an interest and a call for action to change my perspective on personal and world events. The specific characteristic I am referring to were his belief in ascribing meaning to everything, which developed a more optimistic perspective on life, based on my interpretation. Besides, the most fascinating belief Jung had was that mental diseases have a purpose for an individual's life.
In the book Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, Jung emphasised how he ascribed meaning to each event that happened to him, which impacted his perspective on life. Additionally, Jung mentioned that early in his career, his intention was to provide evidence that delusions and hallucinations had a human meaning and were not only symptoms of mental diseases. Personally, the concept has been challenging to implement on a daily basis. However, when I have attempted to ascribe events or just everything a meaning, optimism has increased. Simultaneously, I have never felt the concept of numinous deeper than ever before. The numinous refers to a feeling or presence of divinity associated to higher emotions or a level of spirituality. To be honest, I have not experienced the current level of peace and contentment in my life before and a deep trust in life.