“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal Entry 1838
Reading Emerson is like eating a French dessert. The flavour is rich and requires that you savour each bite. And when you do that, you enjoy it all the more. Sometimes, you just need Emerson’s prose to express what you might deeply feel.
When do you decide to free yourself from old habits, old stories, old socializations, and instead dive into the deep waters to discover truly what it means to be alive and human?