Friday, March 9, 2012

it is important to have a secret

It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. One who has never experienced that has missed something important. We must sense that we live in a world which in some respects is mysterious; that things happen and can be experienced which remain inexplicable; that not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. For me the world has from the beginning been infinite and ungraspable.

~ C. G. Jung

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. 

~ Oscar Wilde

A work day for me, so just a quick post and run.  Have a wonderful Friday, my lovely friends!


  1. Fun to learn a new word, Shawna. I was mentioning Jung's name this morning so a bit of synchronicity. Deep thoughts to ponder. Thanks.

  2. I love the oscillation of these two true (completely opposite) things with the other, those three oranges (clementines? mandarins?) against all the shades of white and grey. Thank you, as always.

  3. hello there. i tumbled into your sweet calm space from... somewhere.

    the one that is currently sitting in my head is..
    "The most important thing about a person is the thing you don’t know."
    the lacuna

  4. through my psychology studies, he has always been my favorite. {Jung}
    wonderful capture to go with wise words...
    love what you so here in you blog ~



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