Looking upon myself from the perspective of society, I am an average person. Facing myself intimately, immediately, I regard myself as unique, as exceedingly precious, not to be exchanged for anything else.

No one will live my life for me, no one will think my thoughts for me or dream my dreams.

In the eyes of the world, I am an average man. But to my heart I am not an average man. To my heart I am of great moment. The challenge I face is how to actualize the quiet emininence of my being.

–Abraham Joshua Heschel

Those last two sentences especially inspire me.

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One Comment on “Perspectives”

  1. mea Says:

    what an awesome quote!