Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being. And we are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny; and not minors and invalids in a protected corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but guides, redeemers, and benefactors, obeying the Almighty effort, and advancing on Chaos and the Dark. – Emerson

I recently read the fantastic essay Self-Reliance written by Emerson in 1841, and was awed by the energy & power of his words, as well as their beautiful flow. I highly recommend reading it. I will be posting some more excerpts too, I’m sure. 🙂

The photo was taken at Great Sand Dunes National Park, another thing I highly recommend. I had a wonderful time with my Mom & my Dog, it’s such a surreal and incredible place. Many more photos coming. 😉

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  1. […] especially love the flow of this excerpt (I’ve mentioned it before), and the power of the words, the call to greatness. It is easy to fall into the shadows, but our […]

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