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Today's Quote July 8 - 2024 from Angel Anne

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Today's Quote:

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies

within us.

Henry Stanley Haskins

What Lies Within Us: Unveiling Our Inner Strength

In the quiet chambers of our souls, there resides a force more potent than any external circumstance—a force that transcends time, space, and fleeting moments. It is the essence of who we are, the sum of our experiences, dreams, and aspirations. This force, my dear reader, is what lies within us.

The Origins of Wisdom:

Centuries ago, the renowned American essayist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau uttered a timeless truth: “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” In those words, he encapsulated the profound wisdom that has echoed through generations. Thoreau beckoned us to look inward, beyond the ephemeral, and discover the reservoir of strength that dwells within.

The Power of Resilience:

Life’s tempests may buffet us—loss, heartache, setbacks—but within our core lies an unwavering resilience. It’s the quiet voice that whispers, “You can rise again.” When storms rage, we draw from this wellspring of courage. It’s not the external gales that define us; it’s our inner resolve—the fire that refuses to be extinguished.

The Compass of Values:

Our values serve as the compass guiding our choices. Integrity, compassion, empathy—they reside within us, shaping our interactions with the world. When faced with crossroads, we consult this internal compass. It steers us toward authenticity, even when the path is rugged. For what lies within us is not mere ideology; it’s the pulsing heartbeat of our character.

Dreams as Constellations:

Our dreams—those celestial constellations—illuminate the night sky of our souls. They beckon us toward uncharted territories, whispering, “You are capable.” These dreams are not mere fantasies; they are blueprints etched in stardust. What lies within us fuels their flight, propelling us toward the galaxies of possibility.

The Symphony of Passions:

Passions dance within our ribcage—an orchestra of desires, talents, and curiosities. Whether it’s art, science, or the pursuit of justice, these passions harmonize our existence. They remind us that life isn’t a spectator sport; it’s a grand symphony, and we hold the conductor’s baton. What lies within us orchestrates the melody of purpose.

The Sanctuary of Love:

Love—the universal language that transcends borders, time, and logic—finds its sanctuary within us. It’s the warmth that cradles a newborn, the tenderness in a farewell hug, the quiet understanding between friends. Love isn’t an external gift; it’s the treasure chest we carry. What lies within us spills forth, creating ripples of connection.

The Unseen Legacy:

When we depart this mortal coil, what remains? Not the material possessions or accolades, but the indelible impact we’ve left on hearts. Our legacy isn’t etched in marble; it’s woven into the fabric of souls. What lies within us—kindness, wisdom, laughter—becomes our legacy, echoing through time.

So, pause. Reflect. What lies behind us—the footprints of yesteryears—are but fleeting shadows. What lies ahead—the veiled tomorrows—are uncertain. But what lies within us—the luminous core—is eternal. It’s the spark that ignites galaxies, the compass that guides us home. Embrace it, nurture it, for therein lies our truest journey.

Note: The origins of this quote have been attributed to various individuals, but it was Henry Stanley Haskins who first penned it in his book “Meditations in Wall Street” .


Love, Light, Peace & Joy

Angel Anne



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