Live Deeply

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself – Anais Nin

I don’t even remember where I saw this quote. To be honest with you, this post was sitting in my draft files and I decided to give it a shot.

When I first think of this, I think about how we can truly know if we are living deeply or not. We could always live more deeply than where we are currently living.

I think the quote is talking about a deeply lived life that goes beyond itself.

I guess that means that we tend to live shallow lives – selfish lives – truthless lives. Okay, so maybe not truthless but more truths within itself.

What I do know is that you don’t really come to the truth of a line like this unless you have gone through some stuff. Only in deep pain can you know a truth like this. How do you respond to this quote?

2 thoughts on “Live Deeply

  1. I dig your quote. Here’s my take on it.

    Thinking is an internal dialog in which we ask ourselves questions and then search for answers. I take this quote to mean that if we think on deeper questions we’ll acquire greater understanding beyond what we expected.

    Incidentally, this is also the premise behind a software tool I’ve developed. Thanks for posting this quote. Gives me something to chew on for a while. I may even write my own blog post about it. If I do, I’ll give you a shout out in the post. Much thanks.

    With respect,

    Ryan Williams

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