Henry David Thoreau
To spend one’s whole lifetime waiting for life to come to us… thinking that if we just quiet our minds we will find peace… waiting for life to make us happy… could there be a greater waste.
That is not to say that serenity and peace are not found in fishing. They certainly are, as they are found in many other quiet hobbies and activities. And they are certainly an important part of life. But they are not what life is all about, not what we are to spend our lives looking for.
The beginning is in the quieting of the mind. That is just the beginning. As we quiet our minds our answers will come. And we will know what right action steps are to be taken.
From A Time for Joy
by Ruth Fishel