Tuesday, June 12, 2007

On Notes to Myself...

My best friend from the lake, Keith, lent me a book. It's very small, but not without power. It's called Notes to Myself by Hugh Prather, and I'm soaking it up. I'm probably going to have a few posts in regards to this book, today being the first. Today, I'd like to just put down this quote. It reminds me of myself and my last year in school.

"As I look back on my life, one of the most constant and powerful things I have experienced within myself is the desire to be more than I am at the moment - an unwillingness to let myself remain where I am - a desire to increase the boundaries of myself - a desire to do more, learn more, express more - a desire to grow, improve, accomplish, expand. I used to interpret this inner push as a meaning that there was some one thing out there I wanted to do or be or have. And I have spent too much of my life trying to find it. But now I know that this energy within me is seeking more than the mate or the profession or the religion, more even than pleasure or power or meaning. It is seeking out more of me; or better, it is, thank God, flushing out more of me."

Thank you, Hugh Prather, for putting me into words better than I ever have. I encourage everyone to read this book and find themselves a little more.

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