Hermann Hesse: On Walking the Road to Reach Our True Selves & Nine Other Inspiring Quotes.

 

The blossoms on our orange tree. I wish I could also share the aroma. Divine.

The blossoms on our orange tree. I wish I could also share the aroma. Divine.

Each man’s life represents a road toward himself. —Herman Hesse

Here are nine other inspiring quotes for today to think about.

Practice forgiveness. First forgive yourself. Then forgive everyone else.

We each live with joys, sorrows, challenges, disappointments, fears, dashed hopes and regrets. Welcome to the human race!

Every day, we can ask, please show me how to be in this world. Show me how to be me in this world.

Everything in our lives, including the pain—especially the pain—can be used for our healing.

I can be tough on myself but easy on others.

The goal is the freedom that comes with being self-sufficient. That doesn’t necessarily mean living alone. The people in our lives don’t have to know anything about this goal or the steps we take to get there. It means reaching a new, lovely, confident place when we have a smile on our faces and the secret in our hearts: we have found peace in our own skin. We will never again be victimized or ordered around or fearful of being abandoned. We have come to the place where we have found our true essence, and we will never abandon ourselves again. —Jane Joseph

I’ve started to realize that waiting is an art which achieves two things. Waiting can be very, very powerful. Time is a valuable thing. If you can wait two years, you can achieve something that you could not achieve today, however hard you worked…however many times you banged your head against the wall.—Dennis Wholey

Never dismiss or discount the universe’s power to work in ways that remain a mystery to you. And that idea segues into:

Another person’s good fortune can remind us that magical, wonderful, amazing things can happen to anyone, at any time.

 

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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8 Responses to Hermann Hesse: On Walking the Road to Reach Our True Selves & Nine Other Inspiring Quotes.

  1. haiatsuk says:

    דיאנה תודה. יפה מאד. קראתי וזה תמיד חומר למחשבה.

    שבוע טוב

    חיה

  2. juliabarrett says:

    Ah, Hermann Hesse. I haven’t thought about him for a while. He was my bible when I was a teenager.

    • dianabletter says:

      Yes, Hermann Hesse was the man! I also loved carrying his book around, not only because I liked his writing but it was a great way to start interesting conversations with cute guys!

  3. SIDDHARTHA was one of my favorite books to read–“I can sit, I can fast, I can wait”–not quite such a favorite to teach to teens or explain to their parents. But we had some great discussions. The road Siddhartha traveled dealt with many of the key points of your post today.

  4. lizjansen says:

    Hi Diana,

    I meant to get back to you a while ago. I hope things are well with you and yours.

    You mentioned youre writing another book. What is it about and what stage are you at?

    Weve had a long, cold winter and its still here! The snow is still deep in my yard!

    Take care Diana. Lots of love and blessings.

    Liz

    Liz Jansen, Writer, Speaker, Consultant, Adventurer Blog | Twitter | Linkedin | Facebook Lizjansen.com Power of the Road Online Conference 519-943-1131 Where the Road meets Spirit

    From: THE BEST CHAPTER Reply-To: THE BEST CHAPTER Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM To: Liz Jansen Subject: [New post] Hermann Hesse: On Walking the Road to Reach Our True Selves & Nine Other Inspiring Quotes.

    WordPress.com dianabletter posted: ” Each mans life represents a road toward himself. Herman Hesse Here are nine other inspiring quotes for today to think about. Practice forgiveness. First forgive yourself. Then forgive everyone else. We each live with joys, sorrows”

  5. Diana, thank you for always providing uplifting posts. 🙂

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