Sunday, 19 June 2016

-| Living Sincerely|- 

I recently was reading about  how Thoreau had changed his name from David Henry to Henry David. I wanted to find a passage where Bly talks about the name change but like usual I was sidetracked and read this passage instead. It is about what it means for a human being to 'live sincerely'. I hope we all remember it in times of need. 
"To live sincerely is to live your own life, not your father's life or your mother's life or your neighbors life; to spend soul on large concerns, not to waste your life on your neighbor's life; not to waste your life as a kind of human ant carrying around small burdens; and finally, to live sincerely is to 'live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,' as Thoreau declares in "Walden." (Pg.25)

I hope I remember it in times of need.

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