On November 14th 1851 The Great American Classic Novel, Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville was published. (It was first published on Oct 18, 1851 by Richard Bentley (the same name as my daddy) in London)
In short, a lost wandering soul, Ishmael was on the search for truth and a better life. He encountered some people that showed him a path that seemed, on the surface a good path to lead. He followed it in trust, but it revealed and unfolded themes revolving around good and evil, purpose, faith, power, trust and forced him to question his place in the universe. He believed in the people he surrounded himself with and it reflected and brought up all of the issues he was trying to escape on his search. And of course, those issues came right to the surface and faced him head on.
When we look at ourselves we often look to see who is around us. Those people are there, whether we know it or not, to support our highest purpose. And sometimes, it brings forth our demons. Through both good and the bad, alone or with others - we find our truth.
What do you believe in? What is your truth? What length will you go to live your purpose purely?
Today, our collective intention is to invoke our truth, power and potential, like Ishmael on his voyage in the vast sea and the vast mind.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it’s gone. Herman Melville
It is better to fail in originality than succeed in imitation. Herman Melville
Truth uncompromisingly told, will always have it’s ragged edges. Herman Melville
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow man. Herman Melville
Whatever fortune brings, don’t be afraid of doing things. Herman Melville
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain
You never find yourself until you face the truth. Pearl Bailey
Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. – Steve Jobs
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein
For every beauty there is an eye to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. Ivan Panin
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end there it is. Winston Churchill
If you want your dreams to come true, don’t sleep. –Yiddish Proverb
Whatever’s meant to be will work out perfectly. Just stay strong. There’s no other way, when it comes to the truth. So, keep holding on. Cause you know we’ll make it through, I’m here for you, we’ll make it through. –Avril Lavigne
The search for the truth is more precious than it’s possession. – Albert Einstein
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time. But it ain’t goin’ away. – Elvis Presley
Rist. Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. – Katherine Mansfield
True holiness consists in doing God’s will with a smile. – Mother Theresa
The love of truth has it’s reward in heaven and even on earth. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who ha mastered himself is mightier still – Lao Tzu
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia
He is most powerful who has power over himself. – Seneca
Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon
Whether on the vast tumultuous sea or serene wake of water, we are in this together. Stay present and ride whatever is present with the calm collection of intention against the rough or smooth.
Dramamine sea stalking love,