The greatest sin is to be unconscious.
~ Carl Gustav Jung
And so, for the first time in my life perhaps I took the lamp, and went down to my inmost self. But as I moved further and further from the conventional certainties, I became aware that I was losing contact with myself. At each step of the descent a new person was disclosed within me … and when I had to stop my exploration because the path faded, I found a bottomless abyss at my feet, and out of it came–arising I know not whence–the current which I dare to call my life.
~ Teilhard de Chardin