Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dope Quote



"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

-- Harold Whitman/Howard Thurman

4 comments:

Vee said...

Great quote. I'll think about that for a moment. I have my own personal mantra . . . well it was my modus operandi for 2005.

"Drink Life"

Who is/was Harold Whitman?

- Vee (scritchandscratch.com/blog)

Danielle said...

I like this quote for sure.

It follows the lines of Joseph Campbell's Follow your bliss

and maybe a dash of Bruce Lee's don't focus on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory from Return of the Dragon.

It is not easy to get to the point of what makes us most alive, there are so much garbage to weed through to get to the center of ourselves where all solutions and answers lie.

I added your "feed" to my igoogle homepage so I am sure not to miss any goodness flowing from you.

Tomorrow I will be participating in the mass meditation. I surely need some tranquility.

Much love my muse.

PurpleZoe said...

@ Vee

I wasn't sure myself. I came across the quote randomly, but found some interesting info looking him up...
Apparently alot of folks have attributed the quote to the wrong name. It's said the correct person is Howard Thurman.

Here's a link with a bit more about him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thurman

He authored 20 books that criticised and focused on culture and ethics. He also met with Ghandi, and brought a message back with him from that meeting about Ghandi's vision that African American men would succeed in spreading the message of peace where Ghandi felt he had failed.

Interesting what we stumble onto...
There's no such thing as coincidence for sure.

@Danielle

Joseph Campbell was a deep cat. I caught a 6 hour pbs special that focused on his views. Revolutionary stuff, especially in his time.

I so dig that you'll be joining us for the Mass Meditation tomorrow ^_^

The Full Moon is coming up as well.
I've got my eye on that movement you shared.

^_^

B! said...

yes, yes.