Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Citar

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - "Gleaners"


Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.

Carl Jung

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung

I'm surprised how some quotes will strike me personally. I've taken the second quote of Jung's to heart. I'm hoping that my hands (through daily hugs) will help me calm down my 6 year old son this week. He has been especially tough for me. I'm still not sure why he is acting up so much, but I think that more hugs can only help.

Happy Sunday everyone! Enjoy Sunday Citar with Fresh Mommy.

29 comments:

Aleta said...

The picture is beautiful and the second quote struck me enough to read it again and again..and then I read what you wrote... I think it's beautiful.

shabby girl said...

I really liked these today, too. And they do seem to fit right in with your struggles today. If nothing else, a good hug lets them know they are not alone.
You're a great Mommy!

Fresh Mommy said...

I agree, that second quote jumped out to me as well. I think you're plan sounds like a good one, have a good week with your son! :)

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...nice quotes today and we will be praying for you this week in hopes you find the reason.

Dan

Marisa said...

Great quotes and insights about the power of a hug!

BeckeyZ said...

Hugs are definitely mandatory around here. Anytime the kids are fighting, I make them hug each other...they always start groaning and moaning but it usually ends with an overload of giggles.

Keep hugging.

T Rex Mom said...

Having studied psychology I often find Jung's quote to be most interesting. Thanks for sharing and happy Sunday!

Life with Kaishon said...

That painting is simply lovely.

Judith Ellis said...

Lovely photo and thoughtful quotes. The beauty in gleaning is that what is left after the harvest is thought to be sub-prime, yet it nourishes others. There is a harvest after the harvest. Pressing your hand to the sickle even when it appears that the best has passed or that you are out of options is important. The photo and quotes remind me of the importance of action and the necessity of instincts. You are a beautiful mother, Kelly. In this case, in particular with regards to what you do not quite understand, hear with your heart and act with your body. Hugs are beautiful affirmations, astute guidance too. You have all that you need, my dear friend.

Susan Fobes said...

This must be the week for sons! Mine has been a bit trying as well, and I had an early morning hair battle with my daughter today. I did what you did-I reached out and hugged my daughter this afternoon and she didn't pull away, and I gave my secret message "I love you " message to my son as I was holding his hand. His response? "I know Mom, you tell me every day." My heart is full...

Beth Kephart said...

More hugs, yes. And then more time for you.
And perhaps this exquisite painting hanging on your wall.

Flory said...

Lovely painting! The quotes are both great as well. Another's touch is often times all we need. Keep it up with the hugs Kelly.

Enjoy your week! :)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

A great thought you added there! I know his week will go well with your arms around him.

Jen said...

beautiful picture....hugs for you!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

I was struck by that second quote too. Loved it. Thanks for sharing!

kisatrtle said...

Good luck with your six year old. Mine has been equally challenging this week. Do you think it is a full moon or something?

He & Me + 3 said...

I will have to try that with SM...he gives me a hard time too.

christy rose said...

I think you are right! More hugs always help. Even with a teenager. I think I need to remember that myself. Thanks for some great wisdom. I bet you did not even know you were passing it out did you? :)

Cinda said...

I love Jung's quotes and your comments! I find it fascinating that the body reacts first to emotions and then the brain interprets. "Fear" "Excited" "Safe" I work hard to integrate mind and body...alway a big challenge! Thank you for reminding me to notice and listen!

Randi said...

Both quotes combined reminded me of your poetry. It seems to come from deep inside you until it bursts through the surface of your subconscious and finds root in your conscious thought. So I would like to reword Jung's second quote to say,"Often poetry will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."

Is this the son who has a problematic teacher? Maybe the relationship between them is causing him to act out?

Judith: Your comment was beautiful--I loved the concept of a harvest after a harvest, and of hearing with your heart.

Naqvee said...
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Naqvee said...

hi there, it's true that hugs can solve the biggest issues ever raised between people but it need guts to hug someone if he has hurt you. if your son is acting strange and if that behavior is only when he encounters you, then he might be somewhere hurt by you ! you are his mom and he wont be any longer like this if you hug him and sort it out by taking him to his favorite place and asking him there.. small boys go through various ups and downs that are way hard for us to understand, and they throw off the anger at wrong places because they don't feel like crying but there's some other type of feeling that they themselves don't feel like understanding. I give private tuitions to kids and there's a boy who was frequently bullied at school, or in school bus, in playground etc.and this was making him very very rash with me, for no reason, after applying my sweet inquiring skills [which Im learning in law school[, I got the point and told his older sister who is in same school to check the problem and report the teacher, I further wrote a note to the class teacher about this. Thankfully every thing became under control within 2 days. Try to apply some sweet inquiring skills and share with us please.
Hugs
Naqvee

kel said...

I love that painting!

Corrie Howe said...

I'm catching up...trying to anyway, I haven't been below 200 in my reader since before Christmas.

I love the painting of the woman holding wheat behind her back.

Michelle said...

I'm with ya on the tough week for my six year old. We had our first red day ever today. *sigh* Here's hoping hugs help.

And me? It was the second one that struck me even before I saw what you had to say.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

We should be mindful. Our hands are our tools, we should use them wisely, as you certainly are! I'm sorry for your distress. Two good quotes. Thank you. Take care. Bye.

Jenners said...

You can never give a kid too many hugs.

Gerri said...

Jung was brilliant!

Life, Uncharted. said...

Love is multiform and goes a long way...a kind word, a hug, smile or kiss. Whatever ails your son will eventually rise to the surface. Or maybe it's just a season of mild rebellion...all kids do it. The Jung quotes are very good.