I recently found a blog post I did back in January 2009. In it I listed some of my favorite quotes from the book The Mirror Theory by: Betsy Otter Thompson. The premise of the book was very difficult for me to accept, and if it had not been for the very high credibility of the person who recommended the book to me, I probably never would have pushed past the premise. All I can say is that I am very, very glad that I did. This book ended up being one that I read repeatedly and marked up, and used post-it tabs to find key quotes, like I had never done with a book prior to that time. Some books just come into my life at the right time, and strike the right chords for me, and this book was the perfect symphony for that turbulent time in my life.
I will share some of those quotes with you again here, just in case they resonate with anyone today.
“Fear is created by refusing to face the truth about our lives. But as soon as we do, fear disappears. It only lives in a soul that refuses to make a decision. To heal is to walk right into whatever we think is paralyzing us.”
“It may seem to you that some people are more gifted than others, but gifts are chosen for the wisdom they offer the soul. … How many gifts you have is not what makes or breaks your journey. How you deal with the ones you have is.”
“Didn’t Jesus’ friends become wise as a result of knowing him? No, they become wise from knowing themselves.”
“Eventually he realized that excellence wasn’t about how well he did something; it was about how well he felt in the doing. As soon as he started loving the process he started loving the continuity.”
“Jealousy gains a foothold When you lose a grip on The only solid footing you have – “Your own tender expression”
“Nothing valuable goes from one person to another, unless that transfer carries love.”
“No Loving gift is ever Truly given unless the giver is Respected in the process!”
“What am I supposed to do with all my garbage history? The first thing you can do is to give it a name with reverence instead of mockery. Call it the love of God in search of self.”
“Then what’s the good of going back to my youth as a means of therapy? The good comes from finding all the good reasons for living it. Hasn’t it gotten you to this moment of greater awareness? And isn’t that worthy of praise?”
“How easy it is to forget that what I perceive as a handicap has been leading me to the true purpose for which I came here to live; how easy it is to forget that I don’t take anything with me when I leave the body behind except for the love I found while in it. And how easy it is to forget that although the picture I experienced was often hard to endure, the inspiration that followed truly changed my life.”
Thanks for reading. Comments are always welcome.
We Come From Love. We Are Made Of Love. We Are Love. Everything else is false.