Blog Post #44: The True Words of Human Wisdom

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“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward;

you can only connect them looking backwards.

So you have to trust that

the dots will somehow connect in your future.

You have to trust in something —

your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”

“Perhaps the key is

to challenge that instinctive sense of fear we feel

when we start thinking about uncertainty.

When I look back at the most fulfilling parts of my life,

I realize most of them

took me completely by surprise.”

“Attendre et espérer.”
“Wait and hope.”
The entirety of human wisdom is encompassed in these two little words.
The entirety of religious faith is encompassed in these two little words.
As a person of faith, it is in my nature to put everything – my worries, troubles, joys – into the hands of God, and believe that He will always have my best interests at heart.
That, I believe, is the true notion behind the motto “wait and hope”. That people have no way of knowing the future, until “God deigns to reveal it to us”. That there is nothing we can do to find a shortcut. That wisdom itself is not truth, but reflections of personal experiences. That every person has a wisdom that comes from their past, but that it does not dictate one’s future. That anyone can have a bad past, but everyone has a future and it can be wonderful if you let it.
With hope, we have the ability to overcome any obstacle in our way. With all our worries and fears kept in another higher figure for “safekeeping”, we can now do anything we wish without anxiety.
“Then all anxiety was at an end, and they lived together in perfect happiness.”
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2 thoughts on “Blog Post #44: The True Words of Human Wisdom

    partyofone said:
    May 26, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I wanna know where you got all these amazing quotes from. And your writing is phenomenal, too. Tumblr has taught you well.

      stephanieaaaaa responded:
      June 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Hah, I literally just looked up “quotes that relate to wait and hope”, (it’s a little embarrassing”), but I can tell you who said them. The “connect the dots” one is Steve Jobs, the second one is by Lori Deschene (she has a blog called Tiny Buddha) and the one at the very end is from the Grimm Brothers’ Hansel and Gretel. I heard it in The Fosters. 🙂 I’m really glad you liked this post.

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