“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
– Confucius, Smart Guy
Quotes are powerful.
In journalism a quote can redefine an article’s focus for the writer or crystalize it for the reader. In counseling we can spend entire sessions searching the net in an ever-deepening pattern of self-revelation or a crescendo of self-directed growth. In street-level wellness a quote in a journal, on a mirror, or on a strategically placed Post-it note can be both the inspirational butt kick or the understanding hug that we need to keep going.
Best of all, quotes are short; they are brief moments of transcendent insight. KeithKarabin.com offers much larger pieces throughout the year, addressing the “Big Things” of life. This is not for today. As Confucius said above, life—and learning to live—is simple, we just insist on complicating it. Big things are ushered in or out by short perfections, like the bass riff that starts our strut as the MP3 song kicks on or the triangle “ting!” at the end of the symphony.
It’s the last moments of 2015. It’s the first moments of 2016. Need a quote?
For Personal Wellness
“This above all, to thine own self be true.”
– William Shakespeare, Word Guy
For Balance in Life
“God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.”
– Reinhold Niebuhr, Faith Guy
For a Joyful Perspective
“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”
– Oscar Wilde, That Guy
It’s a new year. Please feel entitled to use one of these to reflect on the year past or as a guide for the year to come. If one of these doesn’t fit, the internet is full of quotes and the journey to the perfect quote is, in itself, a powerful thing.
Regardless of the quote chosen, we here at the site truly wish you a 2016 full of personal wellness and balance with a joyful perspective on the gift of another year.