quote du jour ~gilbert – we don’t realize

We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.

~Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

quote du jour ~cameron

Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or should) find our satisfactions as they have found theirs. Rather than being taught to ask ourselves who we are, we are schooled to ask others. We are, in effect, trained to listen to others’ versions of ourselves. We are brought up in our life as told to us by someone else! When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach. Many of us would have been, or at least might have been, done, tried something, if…

If we had known who we really were.

~Julia Cameron, The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart

quote du jour ~rogers – you rarely have…

You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.

~Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)