Some Mental Teething

Hello to all. I’ve been feeling kind of empowered today, not for any particular reason really. However I thought I’d channel this empowerment through this post. I’ve been doing some research for an essay in my Comparative Literature and Culture class and I came across some pretty moving quotes that I forget when I had initially read the work. In between my research I’ve been listening to some Shane Koyzcan videos, something I do on a regular basis. I thought I’d share with you guys some of the quotes I found. Some may catch your attention more than others, and some I’m sure you’ll find have more context to your own experiences. All of these have touched me in one way or another, so I hope you guys can find some reason to love them too.

“Love, she thought, must come suddenly, with great outbursts and lightnings,–a hurricane of the skies, which falls upon life, revolutionizes it, roots up the will like a leaf, and sweeps the whole heart into the abyss.” – Madame Bovary. I wouldn’t say this one is simply put, but the idea definitely drives home. I’m still trying to figure out what love is after 18 years. Though I may not know what it is, I know for sure what it is not. It isn’t something that feels like everything else. Madame Bovary seems to think it’s something that flips your world upside down and changes all your dimensions. I think I’d have to agree with the lady on this one. I think love is supposed to catch you off guard and throw off your whole equilibrium. If you haven’t felt happily ungrounded, then I don’t think you’ve found love yet.

“Look at an avalanche, and see that we’re at our most powerful when we let go.” This is from Shane Koyzcan’s “Blueprint for a Breakthrough”. This is one of my personal favourites because I think everyone should be able to relate to this. It’s applicable to so many circumstances. Don’t mistake this quote for not caring about things, because I don’t think that’s what Shane is getting at here. I think what he means is that we should let go of the things that restrain us and bound us. And when we do let go of those things or those people or those feelings, we are powerful because we find ourselves again. We find the people we are when we are free from stress, anxiety and negativity. That is how we become powerful: we rediscover ourselves.

Looks like I’m running out of characters here. Hopefully I passed on the torch of empowerment and if not, maybe these gave you guys a little “pick me up”. I’ve definitely got more quotes to share, and I would not hesitate to put it in my next post if some of you would like to hear more.



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