Monday, December 27, 2010

The mind

Was given this quote as a gift for the Solstice and I thought I might share with you....

"True, we must all develop into mental consciousness. But mental-consciousness is not a goal; it is a cul-de-sac. It provides us only with endless appliances which we can use for the all-too-difficult business of coming to our spontaneous-creative fullness of being. It provides us with means to adjust ourselves to the external universe. It gives us further means for subduing the external, materio-mechanical universe to our great end of creative life. And it gives us plain indications of how to avoid falling into automatism, hints for the applying of the will, the loosening of false, automatic fixations, the brave adherence to a profound soul-impulse.

This is the use of the mind -- a great indicator and instrument. The mind as author and director of life is anathema."

D.H. Lawrence

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