My name is Min and I am addicted to quotes. Not just any quotes though, quotes that are deep and meaningful and thought-provoking, sometimes confronting, and often inspiring. They are a combination of words so beautifully crafted that they can take my breath away and have me in awe and wonder as to why I could not throw those words together myself because they so beautifully express my thoughts or they express the thoughts I didn’t yet realise I had! Sometimes there are many words, sometimes very few, but always the words speak to me and touch me in some meaningful way.
I search for quotes that speak to me and I save them. There are days when I feel the need to choose and share a quote and on these days I go through my collection of saved quotes and I choose one to match my mood, feelings or thoughts on that day. Sometimes something happens that reminds me of a quote that I have saved and I am driven to share it on that day. I share the quotes on Instagram and they feed from there through to Facebook and Twitter.
Here are some samples of the last five quotes that I have shared and my thoughts on each. Remember though that we might all interpret quotes differently and some quotes could be interpreted in more than one way. These are just my thoughts at a particular moment in time.
Shared yesterday – Wednesday 19 April 2017 with the following thoughts:
Are you on the treadmill of life, going through the motions each day like a robot. You’re feeling no passion, no excitement for the day ahead, no joy in what you do. Did you get swept away by what or who you thought others expected you to be or do or what you thought would make you more popular or liked? Are you telling yourself you’re loving what you do and that you’re happy but deep inside you know that is a lie? Have you ever stopped long enough to look deep within to rediscover yourself and acquaint yourself with what lights your fire? What makes you happy? What do you enjoy doing? What are your talents or passions or interests? Have you ever realigned your life so that you can live more authentically as you? Don’t be what you pretend to be. Know you and then be you!
Shared on Wednesday 12 April 2017 with no personal thoughts.
However, here’s some thoughts now:
I think the key to happiness and being the best version of yourself is to understand yourself well and to love and accept yourself as you are. To be comfortable in your own skin. Then, with no self-issues taking up mind space, causing emotional & mental anguish and using up your energy, you are far better placed to provide love, guidance, support and care to others.
Shared on Sunday 2 April 2017 with the following thoughts:
Have you read the book ‘The Alchemist’ by Paul Coelho? If not, I highly recommend it.
This is one of the many pearls of wisdom within the book.
The fear of suffering could be aligned to anxiety. Anxiety thinks up worse case scenarios and can
catastrophize, hence the fear of suffering being worse than the suffering itself.
Shared on Friday 24 March 2017 with the following thoughts:
This is something that has become very true for me as I have gotten older.
I am kind to all but my time and energy is precious!
Love yourself enough to set boundaries to ensure your own well-being is protected.
Shared on Monday 20 March 2017 with the following thoughts:
I love to learn much more now as a mature-aged adult than I did when I was a school-aged adolescent BUT only the things that interest me – and there are quite a few things that do! If something interests me, I want to know it all and I am committed and passionate about it. If it doesn’t, the concentration and commitment just isn’t there. How about you? Do you like learning?
Are you a lover of a good quote? Which would be your favourite quote out of the five within this post?
Ciao for now,
Link up here at WOTM or with another of us in the Lovin’ Life Linky team:
Leanne of Deep Fried Fruit
Lyndall of Seize the Day Project
Kathy of 50 Shades of Age
and Jo of And Anyways
It doesn’t matter where you link up as it will magically appear on all five blogs.