“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.” Erich Fromm quotes (German born American social Philosopher and Psychoanalyst, 1900-1980)
This weeks prompt for Sunday Scribblings is very interesting and as always, very thought provoking. Especially coming on the cusp (and as I write this on the heels) of a new year.
It has been expressed in many ways by a multitude of inspired writers that it is the journey and not the destination. I believe this with all my heart as I have the reality of this truism thrust towards me in all aspects of my life.
2006 was a journey towards increased self-awareness and the growing itch of dissatisfaction. I recently read WEST WITH THE NIGHT written by a most remarkable woman, Beryl Markham (probably the best book I have read in years). As I read I was struck full force as if she had written these words over 60 years ago for me alone to see.
"A life has to move or it stagnates. Even this life, I think. Every tomorrow ought not to resemble every yesterday."
So many of my days are a total repeat of the day before. I find myself feeling that I am squandering away the precious time I have been given for my journey.
I think that just giving a name to my discontent is enough to kick start the journey again.
After all....we all know where the journey ends. The final destination.