Breviario per nomadi

Torno subito alla lingua italiana per segnalare un oggetto del mio desiderio. Si tratta di un libro che vorrei uscire e comprare all’istante, ma la distanza geografica da una buona libreria e dalle edizioni in lingua italiana me lo impediscono.

E’ uscito per la Voland Breviario per nomadi un piccolo vademecum di Vanni Beltrami che contiene citazioni e massime di autori che hanno scritto di viaggi, dai più celebrati eroi della letteratura fino ai proverbi della saggezza popolare.

Viaggiando di barca in barca, di paese in paese, e portando con me un numero limitato di “proprietà”, tutte raccolte in due borsoni, sono molto sensibile al tema del nomadismo e del viaggio. In particolare il giusto “peso” del bagaglio è l’esemplificazione di un compromesso da trovare tra identità personale e libertà di movimento. A mio giudizio viaggio ancora troppo “pesante” ma è difficile sapere cosa portarsi dietro e cosa no, il giusto equilibrio tra bisogni e necessità. Scopro sempre di più che ciò di cui abbiamo bisogno non corrisponde totalmente a ciò che è necessario, che i bisogni cioè tendono ad aggiungere peso in questo mondo.

Spero presto di poter mettere le mani sul volume di Beltrami, e rinfrescarmi le idee con qualche arguta osservazione sul viaggio e sulla vita nomade.

Time to switch

I’ve thought for a long time to switch the language of this blog from Italian to English. After 2 years of life I  feel that me and this blog are ready for this kind of  change. I hope my English is ready too!

I  feel lonely and more concerned in what’s happening inside me than in what’s outside. Carl Gustav Jung would say that I’m an introverted type of person, thing that I always thought about me. But thats’ only a trend, we all have different moments of introversion and extroversion, like the weather changing. I’ve always felt guilty when I was in this kind of mood, I think the so called society doesn’t accept it completely. But who cares the society during an introverted period!?

I read a lot of Jung’s books. Rather than being a useful map for my  career in psychology he has always been a sort of wise uncle with whom compare my feelings. I have to say I always had good insights reading his works. Unfortunately I don’t have my Jung’s books with me, that’s why I’m reading on the internet.

Here I put some quotes from the swiss psychiatrist.

“The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and … each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement.” in  Contributions to Analytical Psychology (1928)

“The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Each of us carries his own life-form—an indeterminable form which cannot be superseded by any other.” in Modern Man in search of a Soul  (1933)

Not sourced:

“The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”

“It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it”

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely” (how true!!!)

“Consciousness succumbs all too easily to unconscious influences, and these are often truer and wiser than our conscious thinking”

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens”

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”