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Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
-- Kahlil Gibran
 

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reason is not everything

Make good and effective use of reason, but don’t let it be the only thing that informs you. Some of the most beautiful and valuable aspects of life have little basis in reason.

Love does not adhere to reason, and yet it is real. People regularly act on faith, wholly apart from reason, and create great value in doing so.

You know much more than you can prove. Let your amazing ability to reason move you forward, but don’t let it put limits on how far you can go.

Pay attention to the reasons, and pay attention also to how you feel. You are more than merely a set of logically determined options.

Even when every reason argues against it, hope is never lost. For the power of hope, the power of authentic desire and the power of dreams cannot be calculated or limited by reason.

There is a reason for everything and yet reason itself is not everything. Go joyfully forward, now and always, whether there is reason to or not.

— Ralph Marston

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