I’ve already say that I am quote junkie. I actually used another word but you get my meaning. I love them. There is always some succinct way of saying something that expresses how I feel in a moment. My outlook on life or perhaps the way I want to see the world around me. I use quotes to express myself and to inspire me to be a better person.
My thought for today is what is an important quote to you? Well, there are many as you can imagine but I think I’ve held onto this one the longest. I don’t even remember who said it but it is never far from me. I just love it. So here is my little gift to you today:
“The impression of life comes in and touches us and every last touch is a revelation showing us something about ourselves.”
Impression: an idea, feeling, or opinion about something or someone, especially one formed without conscious thought or on the basis of little evidence. The Impression of life comes in…..comes in through our own personal filter, through our thoughts, our feelings, our opinions and touches us because we are sensory beings and we exist in a sensory world. It’s how we process things. It’s what makes us….us. And every last touch is a revelation showing us something about ourselves because each touch comes through our own filters and shows us what is right or wrong within us not what is right or wrong within the world. That is why three people can go through an experience together and all have a different version of it. Because we are different. Our filters are different. What you define as good/bad, love/hate, joy/sorrow etcetera is not going to be the same for me.
Our life experiences are teaching us about ourselves not about other beings experiencing “human-ness” so why do we always assume that everything is happening to us? That we are victims of circumstances, situations and other people? We control our filters. We have the power to change them but so many people are blind to this concept. So, yes, I LOVE this quote and I remember it frequently. May it give you something to ponder and perhaps it will become a favorite of yours as well. If the words resonate with you , perhaps, just perhaps you will let this “touch” come in and show you something about yourself and may the discovery be exciting.