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Kierkegaard on possibility.

Kierkegaard on possibility.
December 01, 2013, 06:10:22 PM
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

What is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!

What was or might have been helps one see what could be, something which is as appealing as that which is truly great. A transition that is like an incentive to keep trying as opposed to completion which has in it the finality of death. I hope I understand this right.

Re: Kierkegaard on possibility.
December 01, 2013, 06:17:43 PM
Before I could speak as others speak, speaking was all I desired.
Now I can speak, I see how shallow a thing it is. And how overrated.

Before I knew the workings of reality, I desired to know spiritual enlightenment.
Attaining such a state, I soon realized how isolated one renders oneself, in its attainment.

The journey is the thing. One can only hope one's chosen journey is one with no destination.

Re: Kierkegaard on possibility.
December 01, 2013, 06:21:49 PM
Word from word
sought a word for me,
deed from deed
sought a deed for me.
                – Hávamál