July 31 ~  Passionate Sense of the Potential Right Words at the Right Time

"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible... what wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!" ~ Søren Kierkegaard, Diapsalmata

Danish writer Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855), the father of existentialism, was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of seven. A prolific writer, he inspired Sartre and Camus with his philosophy.

Because he believed that the individual was responsible for his own actions, Kierkegaard's wish for the "passionate sense of the potential" is a celebration of life and all its beautiful possibilities.

"As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you," advised writer and educator James Lane Allen.

The heart is a magical tide pool with sparkling potential. Like a tide pool, there thrives a beautiful haven to harmonize with nature and humanity. Keep your eyes and heart open.

See the possibilities and don't give up. As observed by the tenacious Helen Keller, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

More Søren Kierkegaard Quotations

Celebrate the passionate sense of potential.