Thank you to the Green Dog Chronicles for nominating me for the 3-Day Quote Challenge.
From my favorite book, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “The essential is invisible to the eyes.”
A message of kindness and acceptance, of compassion, and one of caution. Too often we take information we are given as irrefutable proof without delving deeper to find the truth. Our fast paced society, instant gratification entertainment and social media deities have turned many into abridged versions of their best selves. We don’t stop to listen or to think. We don’t formulate responses to avoid unnecessary cruelty or the unfortunate spread of misinformation. What is important is not surface distractions but deep, meaningful conversations with others, connections formed through time and the never-ending search for truth.
A post I wrote last year has a similar theme. It’s called Hidden Beauty.
A sculpture’s worth lies not in the sleek elegance of simple lines, of a life formed from inert clay, but in the time spent chipping away at an imperfect facade to uncover the naked truth within. For in patient toil, there is the breath of life.
Breathe deep, my friends, slow down and find the essential beauty and truth in your lives today.
(C) Sara Ackerman, 2017