Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go

Books

Humor

Laziest man ever was Floyd Scott it wasn’t nothing that boy would ever do for anybody when he’s 5 years old arredy too late his mamma one day sez Floyd come take this trash out to the barrel but he just lain there in the living room on the furniture so she sez you taking […]

Intuition

His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought. -John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (Penguin Classics, 1994)

Responsibility

The crux of the matter is man’s own dualism, to which he knows no answer. This abyss has suddenly yawned open before him with the latest events in world history, after mankind had lived for many centuries in the comfortable belief that a unitary God had created man in his own image, as a little […]

Connection

Recognition of the shadow, on the other hand, leads to the modesty we need in order to acknowledge imperfection. And it is just this conscious recognition and consideration that are needed whenever a human relationship is to be established. A human relationship is not differentiation and perfection, for these only emphasize the difference or call […]

Beauty

The deep green pool of the Salinas River was still in the late afternoon. Already the sun had left the valley to go climbing up the slopes of the Gabilan mountains, and the hilltops were rosy in the sun. But by the pool among the mottled sycamores, a pleasant shade had fallen. A water snake […]

Work

Insight that dawns slowly seems to me to have more lasting effects than a fitful idealism, which is unlikely to hold out for long. -C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1957)

Responsibility

Since it is universally believed that man is merely what his consciousness knows of itself, he regards himself as harmless and so adds stupidity to iniquity. He does not deny that terrible things have happened and still go on happening, but it is always “the others” who do them. And when such deeds belong to […]

Discipline

For more than fifty years we have known, or could have known, that there is an unconscious counterbalance to consciousness. Medical psychology has furnished all the necessary empirical and experimental proofs of this. There is an unconscious psychic reality which demonstrably influences consciousness and its contents. All this is known, but no practical conclusions have […]

Acceptance

Separation from his instinctual nature inevitably plunges civilized man into the conflict between conscious and unconscious, spirit and nature, knowledge and faith, a split that becomes pathological the moment his consciousness is no longer able to neglect or suppress his instinctual side. -C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1957)

Contribution

… intellectual understanding is by no means indispensable in all cases, but is called for only when evaluation through feeling and intuition does not suffice, that is to say, in the case of people for whom the intellect carries the prime power of conviction. -C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1957)

Self-Respect

The man who looks only outside and quails before the big battalions has nothing with which to combat the evidence of his senses and his reason. -C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1957)

Responsibility

Be subject to one another … -Ephesians, 5:21

Courage

Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen. -George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone (2007)

Attention

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no […]