Positive Quote: “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
In love this quote. It helps reinforce for me that the experiences, ideas, new things we are exposed to help stretch us in new ways and that once we have been exposed to these new thoughts, ideas, and experiences, we are never the same. We don’t go back to a time we did not experience something, it becomes part of the fabric of who we are and it is a part of us when we go forward and deal with issues, have conversations, and interact with others.
I like to mentally picture what my mind could look like as it stretches…is there a virtual filing cabinet in my brain? How will my brain catalog the new idea, will it merge with others and possibly change my opinions on other areas? Will it create a new baseline of thinking? Will it motivate me to learn more and stretch my thinking? I don’t know. What I do know is that I don’t ever want to stop learning and growing, experiencing new things, new ideas, and getting to know people who are not like me to help me continue evolving into a future me.
The person I am today is not the person I will be in 5 years and is not the person I was 5 years ago. I like that thought.
What do you think of this quote?
Have a fabulous Thursday and here is to being open to new experiences, thoughts, and ideas.