This quote I'm sharing is from the Richard Wilhelm translation and commentary on the I Ching a book Jung published after Richard's untimely death.

Jung credited Wilhelm with giving him a confirmation of his own ideas and introducing him to the study of Alchemy which produced a big shift in Jung's studies and writings. 

The quote is a little bit hard to read but it makes some nice points. First is that by fighting evil you empower it, two is that you must look inwards for the faults you see in others and deal with them, and third, and most importantly, the only way you can fight evil is by making energetic progress in the good.

Where ever you stand in this crisis you can only look at your self for the solution and what is the next right move you need to make. It's so easy to get caught up emotionally in these crazy times but that will only feed the fire. Find peace in your inner work and make energetic progress in your highest good. That way what ever happens you will be well prepared to deal with what is ahead.

"In a resolute struggle against evil, there are, however, definite rules that must not be disregarded, if it is to succeed. First, resolution must be based on a union of strength and friendliness. Second, a compromise with evil is not possible; evil must under all circumstances be openly discredited. Nor must our own passions and shortcomings be glossed over. Third, the struggle must not be carried on directly by force. If evil is branded, it thinks of weapons, and if we do it the favour of fighting against it blow for blow, we loose in the end because thus we ourselves get entangled in hatred and passion. Therefore it is important to begin at home, to be on guard in our own persons against the faults we have branded. In this way, finding no opponent, the sharp edges of the weapons of evil become dulled. For the same reasons we should not combat our own faults directly. As long as we wrestle with them, they continue victorious. Finally, the best way to fight evil is to make energetic progress in the good."
I Ching Wilhelm edition hexagram 43 Break-through (resolutness) p.169

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