Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thought For the Day: Possibility

Thought For the Day:
I dwell in possibility.
- Emily Dickinson

Sometimes it takes but 4 words to say something profound and inspiring. I have a friend who uses this quote in her email signatures, and recently I have been thinking a lot over OM about possibility.

The Merriam-Webber dictionary defines possibility as:
1 a: being within the limits of ability, capacity, or realization b: being what may be conceived, be done, or occur according to nature, custom, or manners
2 a: being something that may or may not occur
b: being something that may or may not be true or actual
3: having an indicated potential

Etymology wise, possibility comes from the Latin possibilis meaning"that can be done," and from posse "be able". In the Italian language the verb "I can" is posso.

Imagine if everything that you see as a possibility you give value to, and know that it is available freely to you! The English language connotes that a possibility is not always something that will manifest, yet the root of this word shows that in fact it means that a possibility is something that ONLY can be achieved.

Today I challenge you to dwell in possibility and give value and faith to all the possibilities that you seek in life and that life seeks in you

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