Quote of the Day

“[The Great Spirit] only sketches out the path of life roughly for all the creatures on earth, shows them where to go, where to arrive at, but leaves them to find their own way to get there. He wants them to act independently according to their nature, to the urges in each of them. . . . Only human beings have come to a point where they no longer know why they exist. They don’t use their brains, and they have forgotten the secret knowledge of their bodies, their senses, or their dreams. They don’t use the knowledge the spirit has put into every one of them; they are not even aware of this, and so they stumble along blindly on the road to nowhere—a paved highway which they themselves bulldoze and make smooth so that they can get faster to the big, empty hole which they’ll find at the end, waiting to swallow them up.”
—Lame Deer, from John A. Sanford’s book Healing and Wholeness

1 Response to “Quote of the Day”


  1. 1 Jane Purtle June 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Responding to our discussion at Friends of Jung June 6:
    Riqua is right. We need to preserve the memories of the journey and, to the extent we are inspired, the mementos. All of us need to build a Bollingen, and, in our own way, leave a record, as Jung left for us. Otherwise, we will suffer the loss of not participating in the journeys of others (as Liz reminded us we can do.)

    The quote from T. S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding”:

    We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.


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