Quotes and Anais Nin Part 1
I am an Anais Nin fan, addicted to her quotes and find meaning and depth personally in nearly every single one.
Below I want to share a little bit with you about her, Part 1 I call it as she had quite a colourful life, Part 2 to come later.
I also would like to share with you one of my favourite quotes which you will find underneath a very brief synopsis of the renowned writer.
Anais Nin was born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell; February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977.
Her parents were Cuban. Her father being a Cuban pianist and composer, her mother being a classically trained Cuban singer of French and Danish descent.
Anais was raised partly in Cuba, France, Spain but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author.
She wrote journals that spanned more than 60 years, starting when she was 11 years old, ending shortly before her death.
Most of her words were novels, essays, short stories, erotica and critical studies. Sadly a lot of her work including Delta of Venue and Little Birds were published after her death.
The way her words resonate with me makes me just want to share them with everyone and to see if somewhere you might feel the essence of what she is saying and for it connect within.
I will write more about her life which was so interesting and share another quote in Part 2 next week.
An Anais Nin Quote
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Image kindly donated for this post by Mara Eastern
What does this quote say or mean to you, what do you take from her words?
To me one it permeates through all aspects of ones personality and being, from the intimate to just letting go of the ‘supposed’ restrictions that we impose upon ourselves. These restrictions that are in the grand scheme so irrelevant and ultimately make us a prisoner within ourselves.
I saw a spiritual healer at the weekend and a few of the things resonate with this quote. She explained about how so many of us live our lives stressed and bunched up, if that makes sense? When she was explaining she had her fingers bunched up, pulled towards herself, arms in, shoulders rounded and face screwed up, you know that feeling that you are so tense you cannot let go?
She was talking about for example the first date scenario, how we tell ourselves it is ‘wrong’ to kiss on the first date. So we restrict ourselves and have all the knock on effects that that might bring. What if you are so wanting to kiss that person, they do too, it feels like it would be so right, why not? Why ‘stop’ ourselves all the time.
She doesn’t mean to live a life without any hindrance whatsoever, as we have natural instinctive restrictions, moral conduct and codes and they are all different for different people. But she meant as a general rule, there is so much more living to be had if we would only learn to ‘let go’ and actually ‘live’.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts 🙂
Justine xx ❤ ❤ ❤
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