Jung on psychological analysis
Carl Jung said:
Analysis is no once-and-for-all “cure”; it is no more than a more or less thorough readjustment.
The new attitude gained in the course of analysis tends, sooner or later, to become inadequate in one way or another, and necessarily so, because the constant flow of life again and again demands fresh adaptation.
What is the main purpose of a psychological analysis? Many people think that the Ego is the only controller of life. They forget that the Ego is a small portion of the total psyche. We hold in the unconscious a myriad of archetypes and complexes. You may see them, metaphorically, as other personalities.
An effective psychological analysis may adapt our life to the present conditions. But, as Heraclitus, the famed pre-Socratic philosopher, said:
There is nothing permanent except change
Time is relentless. Life changes. New adaptations are always required.
Life offers many possibilities and options, but not all. We cannot live all our dreams in one life. If we are in search of happiness, we should adapt as best as we can and choose the best alternative among the many life offers us.