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What Is The Most Important Part Of Ourselves?



Well, that is the thought that was on my mind this morning.


I decided to stick with it and see where it would lead.


What IS our most important part?


Many would say our heart.


Others may say our brain.


To me, it's who and Whose I am.


I so want to be like my Abba, that, if anyone were to look deep into my eyes, they would see His reflection.


I realize I am not there yet. That, however, does not mean I have or will stop striving for that.


Not too long ago, someone put a quote on Facebook and asked if anyone new who they were quoting.


It was from A.A. Milne. That man has SO many wonderful quotes that I surprise even me with how many are stored within my gray cells.


I usually, however, think first of Pooh or Tigger quotes. Today? No, it was that was from little Piglet.


And, it is such an incredibly deep quote, we all need to write it in our hearts.


"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude."


Wow!


Read that again. No, read it slowly several times.


Has it hit you yet?


We all need to saturate ourselves in our deep seated need to be filled with Gratitude.


Sometimes, once my brain gets going, they stop.


Another quote I have carried in my heart since college was shared by a favorite professor.


The quote is from John Keats and one you have probably never heard before.


The reason I remember it is because it was this professor's favorite quote to the point that we were told during mid-terms, if all we wrote on the paper we turned in was this quote, we would ace the exam.


So, what is this earth shattering quote?



"Say what?" I can hear you say all the way through the internet. But, bear with me.


The part our Prof quoted was only two lines, so not a lot of brain drain to learn it.


What is the quote?


“Beauty is truth, truth beauty”—that is all

Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.


Yep, that's it.


And, yes indeed, that was the only thing written on my exam beside my name. And, yes, I did ace the exam.


Not only that, when we were handed our papers for the final exam, we were told the same thing. And yeppers, I aced that final exam, too.


I have never forgotten that quote. Perhaps because over time, the true meaning of that quote finally came through.


If you think about and say that quote often enough, one begins to realize just how important truth and beauty are to and with everything in our lives.


Or, just maybe, I was brainwashed.


I choose to believe the quote is simply that beautiful.


The main reason I shared this train of though with you all today was to, hopefully, get your thought process in motion.


I would love to get feedback from you all.


After all, far more than what we eat, we are what we read, think, and ruminate on.





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