Monday, April 13, 2015

Quote of the Week

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.  - Confucius


I've heard this quote for years, and often pause to reflect on it's simple meaning. This means that there is your here and this could be be restated to say that "no matter where I go, here I am".

So are you there or here? That depends entirely on perspective. From your point of view, wherever you are is your here, but your neighbor sees you there. However, both of you are both here and there even if you are standing next to each other, since two people cannot occupy the same exact space at the same time. Your here is his there and vice versa.


Confused? Confucius says, wherever you go, there you are!


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3 comments:

  1. Okay, after reading your write-up for quote, I have a movie for you to see. It's called Interstellar and it will play with your mind and the concept of time:~)

    I love that picture and it fits the post and the concept of perspective very well!

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  2. I love this quote too, Linda, and enjoyed hearing your interpretation of it. It's one of those that can really stretch your thinking; just when you get your head round it, it offers up something else! I'm often reminded, when I read it, that we can't run away from our troubles, because most are caused by our thoughts and paradigms and we carry those with us, wherever we go.

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    1. Janice, we are on the same page. I had already written the next quote post when you commented here. I think you will find it equally as interesting and thought-provoking as you have already surmised from this one.

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