Why do we focus so intensely on our problems?

by syndax vuzz

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Why do we focus so intensely on our problems? What draws us to them? Why are they so attractive? They have the magnet power of love: somehow we desire our problems; we are in love with them much as we want to get rid of them . . . Problems sustain us — maybe that’s why they don’t go away. What would a life be without them? Completely tranquilized and loveless . . . There is a secret love hiding in each problem
― James Hillman,  A Blue Fire

Books by Hillman:

●  The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life

●  The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling

●  Re-Visioning Psychology

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