Musings & Meditations

Instant Sex

Posted in Sexuality and Culture by Pam Keesey on September 13, 2008

For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook.

— Quentin Crisp

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Posted in Philosophy by Pam Keesey on August 27, 2008

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, & resign yourself to the influences of each.

—Henry David Thoreau

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A Happy Life

Posted in Spirituality by Pam Keesey on August 26, 2008

A happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word “happy” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

— Carl Jung

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Posted in Travel by Pam Keesey on August 19, 2008

To insist that diligent thought brings an understanding of change is to limit life to the comprehensible.

— William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways

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The Mountain Pine

Posted in Spirituality by Pam Keesey on August 5, 2008

Our attitude must be like that of the mountain pine…: It does not get annoyed when its growth is obstructed by a stone, nor does it make plans about how to overcome the obstacles. It merely tries to feel whether it should grow more toward the left or the right, toward the slope or away from it. Like the tree, we should give in to this almost imperceptible, yet powerfully dominating impulse — an impulse that comes from the urge toward unique, creative self-realization. And this is a process in which one must repeatedly seek out and find something that is not yet known to anyone. The guiding hints or impulses come, not from the ego, but from the totality of the psyche: the Self.

Marie-Louise von Franz, “The Process of Individuation,” Man and His Symbols

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