Too many people live “lives of quiet desperation”. Why? Because we think our dreams are not rational, sensible, or possible. 😥
But life’s too short to just pay bills and die.😖
We only have one life to live. Chase those dreams.😍
And never give up. Because each failure is full of more growth and becoming than any success could be. 💜💜💜And it’s by this pursuit of Creation that we learn to become what our soul has longed to become. 💚
What’s YOUR dream?
Comment below. ❤️😊
“The really efficient laborer will be found to not crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.” ~Thoreau... some Tuesday morning #inspiration from the Eligible #DreamTeam!
“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” - Henry David Thoreau
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In 1849, Henry David Thoreau published an essay under the title "Resistance to Civil Government." A century later, a young Morehouse College student, Martin Luther King Jr., read the essay and "was so deeply moved I re-read the work several times. I became convinced then that non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau" (September 7, 1952). Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.
This lock and key, now on view at the Concord Museum, is from the Concord Jail where Thoreau spent a night in prison for not paying his poll tax on the grounds that it went to support a government that supported the enslavement of people. “There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.”--"Resistance to Civil Government," 1849
"A freedom ride into Mississippi, a peaceful protest in Albany, Georgia, are outgrowths of Thoreau's insistence that evil must be resisted and that no moral man can patiently adjust to injustice." ~ MLK, Jr.
#mlkjr#mlkjrday#thoreau The message is #astruetodayasitwasthen
Many, many years ago, before cellphones, before I even had my own film camera, I spent an MLK day at Walden Pond—a cold, snowy, sunny, glorious day... and the only photos are my memories. 👟✨❄️✨👟 #walking#thoreau#memoriesofwaldenpond
during my early college days I read Thoreau's essay on civil disobedience for the first time. fascinated by the idea of refusing to cooperate with an evil system, I was so deeply moved that I re-read the work several times. I became convinced then that non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. no other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. as a result of his writings and personal witness we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest. it goes without saying that the teachings of Thoreau are alive today, indeed, they are more alive today than ever before. whether expressed in a sit-in at lunch counters, a freedom ride into Mississippi, a peaceful protest in Albany, Georgia, a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, it is an outgrowth of Thoreau's insistence that evil must be resisted and no moral man can patiently adjust to injustice. MLK
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Notes on a note-taker. We were happily consumed yesterday by the inspiring exhibit 'This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal'. A perfect New England Sunday afternoon shared together: an environmental scientist (Jbird) and a documenter (me). Admirers of HD Thoreau: both.
'A government which deliberately enacts injustice- & persists in it!- will become the laughing stock of the world.' -Thoreau .
One of the many journals of Thoreau on view (I particularly like this one with a drawing of a hawk feather), his humble, green writing desk.
The mountains are calling me. "The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there." #thoreau#mountains#mountainlife#calling#quotes