Surprising words from a man whose wisdom, at least at times, exceeded his behavior. But then it’s true of all of us at times, isn’t it? Currently, it seems it’s true of many. As the coronavirus lockdown unravels, many people are unraveling, too. Taking action without listening, reacting without thinking, praying without forgiving, quitting without trying.
So here’s a thought: Let’s not do that. Let’s make sure we know what’s good and what’s true, and then let’s live it. Let’s be models for others of how things could be, how they should be. Let’s do it better this time.
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ~Albert Einstein
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi
“I ask not for any crown
But that which all may win;
Nor try to conquer any world
Except the one within.”
~Louisa May Alcott
“For what does it profit a person to gain the whole world and lose their soul?” ~Jesus of Nazareth