Monday, 11 February 2008

Soul dyed

A Greek philospoher called Heraclitus said:

"The soul is dyed the colour of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny — it is the light that guides your way."

The first part of that quotation has been tumbling around the space above my neck for the past few days, so I'm going to explore some of these thoughts over the next few days.

One of the first thoughts that occurred to me was about being "transformed through the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2).

The things that spend time in our heads are clearly important - so we must choose wisely what we allow in there!


His Girl Friday said...

excellent! and so true. I look forward to the upcoming posts. :)

Check out Talking Bear's latest video post, I think you will find it both humbling and has reflections of what you've just commented on, and the power of attitudes, thoughts etc

Talking Bear said...

ER, I love the greeks, they had so much wisdom. The greeks only ask one question at a funeral, Did this person live with passion?
What a great question.

We have a quote we use at work a lot it goes like this;

Be careful what you think, your thoughts become your speech.
Be careful of your speech, your words become your attitude.
Be careful of you attitude, your attitude becomes your beliefs.
Be careful of your beliefs, your beliefs become your destiny.

lucy said...

"the soul is dyed the colour of its thoughts." i just finished watching the film "pleasantville". it is a great commentary on that line. if you haven't seen the movie, take a peek. it might add some other musings to that "tumbling space." (i love watching how different "texts" cross in and out of each other :-)

Freyja said...

I was recently propositioned by a man 40 years my senior. In a quasi-work setting. I told him, as I have told others at various times and places, that to me, character is the culmination of your actions - what it is you do when no one's watching. This quote more eloquenly phrases that idea. I think I'm going to print it and frame it and hang it up in my office.