Quotes make a difference
I love quotes.
They always stir something up within me, whether it’s in agreement or disagreement to what I read. Even the corny, sappy ones that cause you to roll your eyes. You know the ones I mean :)
Some quotes really catch my attention and I find myself lost in reflections that open new pathways of thought. It seems the adventures into these places are endless. Rustic. Soulful. Enriching.
These adventures might not appear to change life in that instant. Or do they? My pondering of certain quotes that appeal to me, I believe, changes the flow of things in an instant. It’s like they plant a seed inside and from the moment I begin to reflect on them, something is different. You can’t go back; only forward…
This morning, I found myself reading a series of quotes that had been carefully selected and organized by JD over at Sources of Insight. As I scanned the list, certain quotes spoke to me more than others. I sat back and enjoyed the reflections they stirred up. It’s like someone had a pot of soup simmering on the stove and I took a ladel to stir it. So much flavour… or food for thought. Thanks JD.
Quotes for conversation
Here are some quotes I noticed had an effect on me in one way or another.
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” — Cherokee Indian Proverb
I guess if yesterday was a bad day and you dwell on it, it will steal much of today. But if yesterday was a fantastic day and you continue savouring it, the energy of today could further expand.
“Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do for you.” — Johnny Depp
Oh, the power of a well-placed swear word. This just lays it all on the line, doesn’t it?
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber
It really does come down to our own perception and choice, doesn’t it? A good reminder.
“Expecting nothing is allowing for everything.” — Joy Christin Detor Holland
This one, which was not on JD’s list, was written by an online friend of mine, who blogs over at Facets of Joy. This quote took me deep :) where as some of you know, I like to go. I’ve been sharing it with friends left and right. I think it’s brilliant and it’s refreshing to see new material :) So often you see the SAME quotes over and over. This was a nice change. Thanks, Joy.
I found myself reflecting on how this illustrates the flow of the yin/yang; how “things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.”
I invite you to taste the smorgasbord over at JD’s blog. Notice which quotes repel and which ones attract. You might be surprised at where they take you.
Do you have a favourite quote and if so, why?
Do you have any other reflections on the quotes I’ve chosen?
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