I need gentle reminding every now and then.
I go through these phases where I GET IT: I totally get it, and I start living my life according to the highest principles: kindness, compassion, thorough responsibility, a work ethic that would put a Clydesdale Horse to shame AND I even have time to make a pie after all of this striving and being.
Then I forget and wander lost, unable to find a rock to stand on, maintaining only my compassion and kindness, but losing hours and feeling left behind in the cosmic race we're in - no inspiration, no desire to rise from bed, etc.
I think the reason I find words on sterling to be so wonderful is in the reading: the reminder we all need can be as close as out ears, our neckline, our bathroom mirror -- in my studio is a plaque above my head that says, "Breathe" and I count on it.
Perhaps if I were a stronger person who never faltered into the arms of depression and could always remember on my own it'd be different, but I suspect we all need a little pick-up now and then.
Interesting: I made a pair of earrings that say "Be Still" -- but even more alluring is in the reversal of the words, "Still Be". Hm. They're in the Metal Shop.