Anyone who identifies with the daylight half of his psychic life will therefore declare the dreams of the night to be null and void, notwithstanding that the night is as long as the day and that all consciousness is manifestly founded in unconsciousness, is rooted in it and every night is extinguished by it.
Carl Jung, “Psyche and the Symbol” (via ains0phaur)
If you allow the “external” reality to be the sole influence in your life you will be forever trapped within it and quickly grow to resent it. The influence of your “internal” imagination is what is needed to set you free. Imagination is the key that unlocks any reality.
Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of abandoning himself to anything. He knows his death is stalking him and won’t give him time to cling to anything so he tries, without craving, all of everything.