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He [Jung] gave himself to the everyday. Another aspect of this text is a reappreciation of the banal, of what he as an intellectual had shunned, of turning back to the smallest things, of realizing that the ultimate truths were not necessarily remote but could be recovered in the simplest of pleasures.  ~Sonu Shamdasani, Lament of the Dead, Page 14

My whole being was seeking for something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life. ~Carl Jung, The End of Meaning and the Birth of Man, Page 2

The more uncommon these highest truths are, the more inhuman must they be and the less they speak to you as something valuable or meaningful concerning human essence and being. Only what is human and what you call banal and hackneyed contains the wisdom that you seek.  ~Carl Jung, The Black Books, Vol. II, Page 208

So—you see even banal reality is a redeemer. I thank you, dear friend, and I bring you greetings from Salome. ~Scholar’s Daughter to Carl Jung, The Red Book, Pages 262-3.

But the small, narrow, and banal is not nonsense, but one of both of the essences of the Godhead. ~Carl Jung, Liber Novus, Page 230.

Banality is my element. ~Carl Jung’s Soul, The Red Book, Page 317

In the East, yoga is not exactly what we would describe as a religious matter. An Indian would laugh at us if yoga were considered a religious act. It is completely banal and quite as ordinary as brushing our teeth is with us; it is not exaggerated or even hysterical. ~Carl Jung, Psychology of Yoga and Meditation, Page 235