Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author, Simple Abundance [link]
New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
T.S. Eliot, British Poet, from Four Quartets: “Little Gidding” [link]
What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
Bruce Lee, Chinese Martial Artist [link]
There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing. Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation. That’s the end. That’s when the coffin is closed. You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing. You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day.
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Philosopher [link]
It is not death that a man should fear, he should fear never beginning to live.
Baltasar Gracian, Spanish Cleric and Philosopher [link]
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Marilyn Grey, American Novelist [link]
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German Writer and Statesman [link]
Whatever you do or dream you can do — begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.