Boundaries and Bridges

Advanced Learning

Find the hidden message behind your feelings

“But how are you to see into a virtuous Soul and know its loveliness?  Withdraw into yourself and look.  And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smooths there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown upon his work.  So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labour to make all one glow of beauty and never cease chiseling your statue.”

Plotinus, Enneads