Look under foot

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is “look under foot.” You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

– John Burroughs

Thank you to the lovely Leonie Wise for introducing me to this beautiful quote.


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4 Comments

  1. Posted December 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    “The great opportunity is where you are”
    Thats the part of the quote that stuck with me! Such a profound statement that is so applicable to me right now. I’m going to cut and paste and add to my collection of quotes that stop my breath.
    Thanks!
    Angela

  2. ari
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    “Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world”.
    I love it. Every place is under the stars!

  3. Posted December 19, 2012 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    you are welcome 🙂
    xx

  4. Posted January 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Yes.