Hello there, Clark here. I’m taking a (very) short break from appreciating Rumi’s quotes, but my appreciation of profound, wonderful sayings continues! Below we look at some great quotes from famous women over the centuries. In olden days, women’s words have been largely ignored, even though many of them were wise and understood the ways of the world more than many men. But now, in line with the movement to treat all women with more respect I would like to bring you on a journey today to appreciate some of their very profound sayings.
“Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” – Marie Curie, chemist
I can feel the profoundness of this quote on many levels, but at the same time I don’t really know what it means :).
I think it probably means don’t stop improving yourself, because you’ll never reach perfection. But I just think, that is it possible that it means this: don’t be afraid of crazy amounts of success. I feel that many people have been programmed to self-sabotage, especially when it comes to a stage where their life can really change. It could be that they don’t think they are worthy or deserving of such levels of success, or they fear people stealing their money once they are rich, etc. Usually these ideas were planted in their minds when they were young.
Those two meanings are tied together, because to achieve crazy amounts of success you need to keep on improving yourself, but I’m talking about improving your vibration. But again, when you are about to achieve a breakthrough in your vibration, you might self-sabotage THAT. So… don’t do that anymore. Being aware of this, and being honest with yourself, is a good first step towards stopping self-sabotage.
“It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones.” – Dorothea Dix, social reformer
I love this. Don’t imagine one terrible scenario after another. Because it usually doesn’t come true, unless you keep imagining it! Thoughts turn to things, so stop imagining bad things happening, living on the streets, having relationship issues, etc.
Usually, a problem that you’re facing now is not that threatening, but when you imagine what could happen if you don’t solve it in time, when you imagine the consequences, that is what’s killing you.
Instead, stay positive, or just clear your mind for a while. Deal with the problem at hand, but don’t worry about what might come next. Those scenarios usually never happen anyway, and if it happens it usually isn’t as dire as you imagine it.
And why not think in a positive manner? What if you could come up with a brilliant solution that would make you look like a hero? How about imagining that everything will turn out well, or even better than before?
This Is Just The Beginning!
Today, we only explore two quotes from incredible women, but I felt like going in-depth into these two sayings so there isn’t room for more quotes today. But rest assured, this is not the end! Leave me any questions or comments that you have in the comment box below, and I will see you in the next one!