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Famous Quotes about How to Get the Most Out of Life

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A mind once stretched by a new idea can never regain its original shape.
Oliver Wendall Holmes

No one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and they’re not the same person.
Heraclitus of Ephesus

It is impossible for anyone to learn what they think they already know.

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max DePree

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
Bil Keane

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Muriel Strode

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

The person who views the world at fifty the same as they did at twenty has wasted thirty years of their life.    Muhammad Ali

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said.
Mark Twain

Chords of Truth Project

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

“A Mind, Once Stretched by a New Idea, Can Never Regain Its Original Shape.”

Just think about this statement for a moment… This concept is so fundamental, yet so many of us forget that “thinking” is really the central part of our existing at all. Unfortunately, most of us go through life thinking and experiencing the same things over and over again.

We become so comfortable with routine and accepting our world view that we do not take the time to seek new experiences or even consider new ideas.

Every day we have experiences that change us in some way. When we are young, everything is new and exciting so we try to soak up everything that we can. It is during this time that our foundation of knowledge is established and most of our ideas are formed.

As we grow older, we either start to make the same choices as we did yesterday and believe that we already know how it is, or we continue to evolve and take advantage of this wonderful adventure we call life.

Being alive is a priceless gift that we are all fortunate enough to experience. But to truly take advantage of it, we need to recognize it’s value and make the most out of every moment.

This means something different for everyone. It can mean the contemplation and discussion of a new idea. Taking a few moments to enjoy the company of a loved one, listening to a beautiful song or even quiet reflection.

Sometimes it means to do something crazy and exciting. I honestly do believe that as long as you are aware of the decisions you’re making in each moment and are consciously creating a positive reality, you will find your path toward happiness and fulfillment.

I am not going to say that I know the truth, because I don’t. This is a part of my journey and I have no idea what it is going to become. But if I am able to help you have a memorable experience or think about a concept in a different way than you have before, then I have achieved my goal for this project.

I wish you the best of luck on your journey.

Jason Garriotte