“Suddenly I had the overwhelming experience of having just emerged from a dense cloud. I knew all at once: now I am myself! It was as if a wall of mist were at my back, and behind that wall there was not yet an ‘I’. But at this moment I came upon myself.
Previously I had existed too, but everything had merely happened to me. Now I knew: I am myself now: now I exist.”
Carl Jung (describing an experience at age 12 years)