I think quotes have the potential to be fabulous catalysts for insights and understanding if we spend a little time with them. Take this quote I found over on Passion Meets Purpose, for example:
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
~ Danny Kaye
My first thought was, "Yeah!" (Yes, I know, call me Mr. Deep Thought.) It got better though. I paused and thought, "Well, why do I like that quote? What does it mean to me?"
I like it because it paints a picture (no pun intended) of life as a big, joyous, messy process. It didn't say, "meticulously apply" all the paint you can. It said throw it on there. Don't worry about getting it perfect, because that's going to hold you back from the full experience.
So many of us only live a fraction of the life that's possible for us. We're so afraid that we might get a little paint on the floor or not get the picture we're painting exactly right that we choose instead to live a paint-by-numbers life.
Take a look at your life. Where are the possibilities to start slingin' paint with joyous, giggly zeal? Where are the opportunities to let go a little (or a lot!) and start experiencing more of what life has to offer you?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM