Good morning…it is still quite early, but I am up and ready for the day, warming up the coffee for you and brought some donuts too. Today I wanted to share a quote by Henry David Thoreau I found on a rock, and how it made me think of the depth of our souls.
Yesterday I saw this while out in the desert. It was at a conservatory that used to be a trout farm, and because of the sun it was hard to read, but not hard to understand.
If we look within our soul there are many layers, or depths, to the person that we are. However old we are the experiences we’ve had in life contribute to the depth of the layers. Like a lake, before and after a storm, the depth never stays exactly the same.
What kind of person are you? Do you know yourself, and accept all the different layers? Or are you one that spends time hiding who you really are and only accept that which you think others want to see?
The depths of our soul; yes, that quote by Thoreau got me to thinking. Many people don’t really accept themselves and spend a lot of time trying to change their appearance in more ways than one. If we don’t count fashion statements, and only count behavior, we still see many of our friends and acquaintances that cover up who they are. They sanitize themselves, or morph into what they think is acceptable.
Think of Social Media. Young adults write stuff that parents cringe reading, thinking they will regret it one day.
Think of someone that wants to vent…and in the process we learn way more about their personality than we wanted to know.
Think about the whiners, and complainers. How about the braggarts that always have the best kids, best mates, and everything in the world that is perfect. Really? I find that hard to believe. Stuff….too many people focus on stuff or what they wish they had, and don’t look at what really matters. And believe me, in the end stuff doesn’t really matter.
Here is a quote from Thoreau that I like, as it says that it is what is within us that matters most:
“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
-Henry David Thoreau
Knowing ourselves, we can follow whatever path is ours to follow!