Proverbs and sayings provide us with wise words, hitherto uttered by generally anonymous folk. Said ever so succinctly, and eloquently, that a thousand meanings can be revealed in a few succinct words.
Oftentimes, these wise words are general rules for life itself, and come from all corners of the world. Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are passed down from generation to generation, almost as if our ancestors are speaking to us themselves.
Each Thursday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Continuing our African theme, this week we have a proverb, that I believe, refers to contentment. Limpid water is unclouded, translucent, and in a way, melodious. Can this be related to a heart that has reconciled negativity and achieved a sense of satisfaction in life?
The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water – (Cameroon proverb)
Henry Miller inspired me this week with his thought that there was nothing better than self-improvement, stemming from a journey in one’s own mind:
“There is only one great adventure and that
is inward towards the self.”
What do you make of the proverb from Cameroon?
Do you think Henry Miller referred to the infinite realm of possibilities or, fantasy?
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Proverbial Thursday – Thought provoking words to Ponder About