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Spread #139- Earthly Pursuits July 25, 2011

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Still searching for that one thing you are meant to do in your one unusual life? Well, I found this quote by Carl Jung to be original, simple, and quite satisfying . He asks: “What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes?” Then he says: “Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.” So sweet…


1. apaperbear - July 25, 2011

Wonderful spread & post! As a child I would sit for hours at my little table with my clay and create creatures, people and have little adventures with them.

2. pearlandroses - July 25, 2011

So sweet and true and surprisingly comforting. Thank you for the reminder. XOXO

3. Keren - July 25, 2011

Hi orly, that is a nice quote indeed! But i used to play with my barbie-dolls for hours…. I hope thats not still my thing… I really hope to discover it one day!!

4. Marit - July 25, 2011

How special it is, to discover my ‘pursuits’ and then come across a quote like this, that affirms that I’m on the right track… yes, as a child I spend hours with glue, paint, images, a notebook and a pen. Words and images…. me turning into an art journaler just had to be! Your spread is intriguing this time Orly, I love it!

5. theartofyou - July 25, 2011

I love the phrase “earthly pursuits!” Thanks for the sweetness this morning!

6. Kathryn - July 25, 2011

that’s a wonderful quote..to look back on our creative, magical child and see what she (he) was up to!! mine of course was creating art…i know it is what i am meant to do in life…i’ve never had to search. just have to get out of my own way to make it more successful financially!!!

7. soraya nulliah - July 26, 2011

Dear Orly-what a wonderful quote from the ever wise Jung. Listening to our deepest heart will lead us the way …to ourSELVES.
I really loved your previous post. I read the full poem that your son wrote…you have done an amazing job in raising him!! How many 15 year olds have that kind of insight + compassion + a grateful heart???Many adults can’t even open their hearts and minds so wide? I love that you put his words on your blog. Give him a huge hug from me! xxx Soraya

8. donna - July 26, 2011

used to follow my grandfather around our yard with my miniature red wheelbarrow filled with dirt. Add water and mix with for hours with feet and hands – simply exhilarating, but how do I translate that into something relevant for today? Help a girl out Orly…xx

Orly - July 26, 2011

Gotta ask Carl, that’s a tough one Donna…(:

9. cathyb - July 26, 2011

Not only as a child but still today hours and hours can go by when I make art! Thanks for sharing that – love it!

10. Anairam - July 27, 2011

The sad thing is that I can’t remember that one thing I did as a child.

All I know is now that I am expressing at least some of my creativity, almost 50 years later, I am happy.

11. Monica - July 29, 2011

I recently came across that quote too! I love Carl Jung and his wisdom…and I love this journal spread, especially the ‘sleeping person’ curled up. It seems as if he is a baby waiting to be born into his destiny =-)

12. Irene - August 29, 2011

I love reading this quote this morning. I recently posted photos of the first book I made in the fifth grade. All these years later I am still making books, I call them journals now and still drawing and sticking pictures on pages.

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