The young hear memory in the voice of their elders and, delighted by these voices from the past or bored by them, too often miss the content behind the content. Memory is not about what went on in the past. It is about what is going on inside of us right this moment. It is never idle. It never lets us alone.
~ Joan Chittister, The Gift of Years
It annoys me when people say, ‘Even if you’re old, you can be young at heart!’ Hiding inside this well-meaning phrase is a deep cultural assumption that old is bad and young is good. What’s wrong with being old at heart, I’d like to know? Wouldn’t you like to be loved by people whose hearts have practiced loving for a long time?”
By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Eliza invited me to participate in the 3-Day Quote Challenge, and we all know how much I love a good quote. Thank you, Eliza. 🙂 It was fun.
The rules are simple: Post an inspirational, uplifting quote for three consecutive days, and invite three other bloggers to join you.
I think most of my fellow bloggers have already participated in (or been invited to participate in) a quote challenge of some kind so I’m not sure who to invite. If you haven’t participated and you’d like to, consider this your invitation. Let me know if you’re going to play along so I can include a link to your blog in my next post.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you — all of the expectations, all of the beliefs — and becoming who you are.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen