This post is a part of my Personal Development Project for May 2016.
Thomas Aquinas famously said, “The things that we love tell us what we are.”
Below is a collection of 5 of my favorite quotes and sayings. Or rather, here is who I am in the words of others.
-- St. Thomas Aquinas
This quote comes from Thomas Aquinas’s On Prayer and the Contemplative Life, one of my favorite books.
The reason this saying resonates with me so much is because it deals with one’s essence or one’s being. Here there is a distinction between raw action and consuming action.
Often times I get a bit frustrated when I hear people say, “I just love psychology. It’s so fascinating!” And when I press further about what they’ve read or what they know or what exactly they find interesting, the person turns out to not know a thing about psychology. So it’s clear to me that they don’t love psychology itself, but the idea of psychology.