…”Little Minds Shrink”…

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Leonardo da Vinci

What powerful words. Big brains smile in trouble! Gather strength from distress!! Grow brave by reflection!! If I had to pick one of these as my biggest challenge, it would be reflection. This blogging thing at the end of the day. Trying to reflect and learn from my day everyday is hard af for me. I try my best to find quotes that reflect my experience from that day but there are also times I just pick a random quote and run with it.

For today, this quote is encouraging to me mostly for the second part.

..”they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”

There’s so much freedom in this statement. An approving conscience. My own principles. I’ll take it. It may take the extra work to reflect daily on a basis but if this sense of freedom is where daily reflection brings me, I’ll do it.

Which one is most challenging for you?

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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