Monday, September 12, 2016

Thoughts - September 12, 2016

"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind
as a steady purpose -- a point on which
the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
As we confront a world with ever increasing 'mental health' concerns, I find this quote provides a very real answer. I know in my own life that 'steady purpose' (a very real goal) is not only important, but imperative. I'm not sure people do this anymore. "get through the day" ....."live for the weekend"....."buy bigger and better whatever"...."too old to start anything new"......"don't rock the boat"...."too busy making a living to make a life"..... Heaven knows we can come up with more. But didn't we all, each and every one of us, have an excitement in our youth -- a point where our souls, our hearts, and our minds all met - a map leading to the why of our lives? - Beth Almond Ford

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