Fav Quote Friday: Our Dreams Are The Pathway To Miracles

 "What lies before us and what lies behind us
are small matters, compared to what lies within us.
And when we bring what is within us out into the world,
miracles happen."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

12 comments

  1. I love it..... I can picture myself right there!

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  2. ...then this one, Savira, is for you. Keep that picture in your mind until you are there, my friend!

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  3. Wonderful quote. I would be scared to death standing on the rock. Was he really standing there?

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  4. Oh yes I agree . . . but if I was standing on that rock the only thing that lies within me would be fear. LOL.

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  5. @MikeB - Yes, I'm quite sure he was. I used to do rock-climing, and some of the climbers I knew were 'free-climbers'who had nothing to keep them from falling, and they seemed to me like rock-spiders!

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  6. @One Woman's Thoughts: pretty sure that would be most of us in that situation!! (Even in a picture you feel the vertigo!)

    But I have a story to tell...when I first started climbing, the first time I was to rappel (go down a sheer rockface via a rope)as soon as I got to the underside of the large tree branch that overhung the cliff, my fear froze me. I was hanging onto that tree trunk with all my limbs and all my might! So tightly, even, that a full-grown man could not pry my fingers off that tree get me loose! He then started to calling my name in a loud voice to let go. And I finally did. Slowly, I released my grip and started to let my weight rest into the webbing, and very slowly got into position and started down, letting out my line a little at a time. But then I began to feel more at ease and I picked up speed, till, surprisingly, I was bouncing happily off the face all the way to the bottom! -and I couldn't wait to do it again! I loved it!
    And the moral of that story is that our fears of the unknown are almost always worse than the experience of the actual action/event.

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  7. I am returning for just a moment, taking a break from all that has consumed me for the past month. I looked to see where I left off reading and found this post again. Your last sentence -- on our fears of the unknown -- is something I needed to read. Thank you! I hope you have been well since I have been gone. I hope to be back to your blog again in a month or so.

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  8. dear MikeB- am happy to hear from you, even if for a moment. As ever, wishing you all best & beautiful energies! Till you return, I wish you well.

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  9. Well, I am all caught up on blog reading for a while. Now, back to the stressful grindstone. It is 11:41 pm here in Northern California and I have work to do. So long for a while. And thanks for all of the interesting posts that I read this evening.

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  10. Dear MikeB...thank you for visting,and I am glad to know that I was able to provide a respite from stress- however brief. You are always welcome here, and I enjoy your comments very much as well! Please take care of yourself, and sending all best energies to you!
    stephanie-

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  11. Tonight, I re-read your comment about rock climbing and about "fears of the unknown." Thanks, I needed that! I will keep your thoughts in mind as I push through some situations that are coming up later this week that I know will be difficult for me to handle. You are always an inspiration.

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  12. MikeB- and in the words of Yoda, (from Star Wars).... "Do or Do not. There is no try." I think this is often good advice when facing fears. Believe in yourself, and you will find your strength.

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