Well, at least the ones that resonate with me at this moment. I'm mindfully meditating again and I was led to Emerson. So let's see what kind of wisdom I can glean from these quotes!
"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."
I'm working on this one (trust), very actively, though.
" A friend is one before whom I may think aloud."
Again, very thankful to have Mary in my life! I needed to surround myself with like-minded people that "get" me.
"All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."
Love that metaphor! I needed to hear this as I'm sitting here wondering which direction I'm supposed to go in. I know certain things by instinct, and I have to trust that it is the way I'm supposed to go.
I feel like if I don't teach, I will shrivel up and cease to be alive. And I mean metaphorically speaking as well. I'm so freakin' "alive" right now, it's approaching uncontrollable! I feel as if I have all this knowledge, all the common sense wisdom and I need to GET IT OUT! I need people in my life who can help me do that! Of course, my problem is with the waiting game. And thus the original Emerson quote that brought on this particular stream-of-consciousness:
"How much of human life is lost in waiting?"
So there! I don't feel so bad about wanting it NOW! And it fits with my ENTJ (The General) personality! I make up my mind that something needs to be done and I get it done. And I don't want to wait!
On that note, I went to go read an old email to the pen pal from 2005. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I found this:
"I made up my mind to STOP questioning and just accept the mystery. I decided that I was going to have faith and create the life I wanted."
I guess God thought I needed a reminder - LOL. I just have to laugh at how spot-on the instantaneous wisdom is! So, FINE! I'll stop pursuing my path at lightening speed and decrease it to a quick sprint - LOL!
And also contained in this letter was the story of how I 'ran' into Dr. Wayne Dyer by accident. And his message made complete sense to me and it was the catalyst that I needed to start this wonderful journey!
Ok, a few more of my favorite Emerson quotes:
"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
"God enters by a private door into every individual."
"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
And the grand-daddy of them all:
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
Mine's not a whisper though - it's an ear-piercing scream that I MUST teach. Intuitive Sonya Choquette told me that years ago and I didn't know WTF she was talking about. I've come a long way in 5 years!
Bring it on!