WORDS

into WISDOM

  • Sue Meyn

Start with a QUOTE

Updated: Aug 22, 2018

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I love reading quotes of people that I admire, like Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. She reminds me of simple truths--- which seem truer to me because she has said them. Her words also direct me to do more of what I already am doing-listening to the quiet within. That's what journaling helps me to do. It gives me a record of my journey. Sometimes that can be really helpful, like on those days when it seems like my life is complete chaos. That's when I can look back over my journal and find both horrible and wonderful times, but I can also see the gentle and steady growth that is occurring. Hope is visible right before my eyes and I move on reassured.

Of course, any time we connect with a particular quotation it is because there is a resonance to it within ourselves. I suppose we are all looking for validation and reassurance that we are not alone in our feelings---or else leaning on someone else's optimism and faith that there is more to life than may appear on the surface. At the very least, there is some recognition of it being some needed help.

I admire Kubler-Ross because she was a forerunner in the field of death and dying. She jumped out and spoke about things that no one else was willing to talk about. She tells us of simple truths about living and dying and how to participate in both with more meaning and less fear.

We all have truth and wisdom inside. And journaling is one way to pull it out. So turn off the TV and get out your paper and pen.

Consider some of your favorite quotations. Look some up-in Shakespeare, the Bible, Bob Dylan, Louise Hay or whoever is your truth-teller. Copy the quote and then spend a few minutes writing about how you know that it is true and why it is important to you.

Share your wisdom with us. Maybe your quotations will be published next!

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I love reading quotes of people that I admire, like Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. She reminds me of simple truths--- which seem truer to me because she has said them. Her words also direct me to do more of what I already am doing-listening to the quiet within. That's what journaling helps me to do. It gives me a record of my journey. Sometimes that can be really helpful, like on those days when it seems like my life is complete chaos. That's when I can look back over my journal and find both horrible and wonderful times, but I can also see the gentle and steady growth that is occurring. Hope is visible right before my eyes and I move on reassured.

Of course, any time we connect with a particular quotation it is because there is a resonance to it within ourselves. I suppose we are all looking for validation and reassurance that we are not alone in our feelings---or else leaning on someone else's optimism and faith that there is more to life than may appear on the surface. At the very least, there is some recognition of it being some needed help.

I admire Kubler-Ross because she was a forerunner in the field of death and dying. She jumped out and spoke about things that no one else was willing to talk about. She tells us of simple truths about living and dying and how to participate in both with more meaning and less fear.

We all have truth and wisdom inside. And journaling is one way to pull it out. So turn off the TV and get out your paper and pen.

Consider some of your favorite quotations. Look some up-in Shakespeare, the Bible, Bob Dylan, Louise Hay or whoever is your truth-teller. Copy the quote and then spend a few minutes writing about how you know that it is true and why it is important to you.

Share your wisdom with us. Maybe your quotations will be published next!

Consider some of your favorite quotations. Look some up-in Shakespeare, the Bible, Bob Dylan, Louise Hay or whoever is your truth-teller. Copy the quote and then spend a few minutes writing about how you know that it is true and why it is important to you.


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