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Not as it Appears

Everything is not as it appears to be.
– Proverb

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
– Ludwig Boerne

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
– Oscar Wilde

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future –
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself.”
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today’s image shows a Müller-Lyer perceived length optical illusion.

Further reading: When Life Looks Hopeless

Maybe So, Maybe Not. – Ancient Taoist Proverb

Belief – Point-of-View

Question Your Questions
    


Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on my Daily Inspirational Quotes blog. Also see Inspirational Quotes.

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Not as it Appears

Everything is not as it appears to be.
– Proverb

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
– Ludwig Boerne

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
– Oscar Wilde

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future –
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself.”
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today’s image shows a Müller-Lyer perceived length optical illusion.

Further reading: When Life Looks Hopeless

Maybe So, Maybe Not. – Ancient Taoist Proverb

Belief – Point-of-View

Question Your Questions
    


Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on my Daily Inspirational Quotes blog. Also see Inspirational Quotes.

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What You "Know" Isn’t Always True

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.- Mark Twain (attributed)About most subjects, there is not “The Truth.”There is merely one’s personal truth.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieThe problem with …

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Faith is an Unlimited Source

Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
__ There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
__ or, you will be taught how to fly.
Faith © Patrick Overton from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

The most telling act of true Faith
is celebrating the death of a loved one
with the certain knowledge that
they are now in a better place.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we’re all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won’t be made useless.
I won’t be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
– Jewel

Faith is an Unlimited Source.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: An Unknowable Future

Faith Before Dawn

The Edge of All We Know

Eternity
    


Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on my Daily Inspirational Quotes blog. Also see Inspirational Quotes.

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