Friday, November 10, 2006

Mama Says Om - Heroes

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Mary McCarthy

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Carol Pearson (The Hero Within)

Sometimes, one must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
May Sarton

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

We are heroes (or sheroes or heras) all, although we cannot see it and would not believe it if someone told we are and always have been. Who knows what acts of courage, honour and daring lie ahead of us on the path? We are all pottering along the trail of existence in our own way, doing what we can and holding our lanterns up in order that those travelling along with us in the great round of life will have a light to steer by.

There is a remarkable list of heroes and heras here, and some of the names may surprise you.


Endment said...

I was waiting for your post this morning and as always I am not disappointed :)
What a fascinating list of heros on your link!
The Margret Mead quote has been an encouragement and a guide for me through much of my adult life... When I think something can't be done - I post her words where I will will see them through the day - and I can keep on...

Kim Antieau said...

What a nice list to wake up to. Thanks for the quotes, too.

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harmonyinline said...

I love the picure and then on reading your post am inspired by the quotes I especialy the ones by Mary McCarthy and May Sarton.