Nurturing Thursday: Within

Every day I travel to my work and as it is not a five-minute journey, I prefer to read. These days I am reading “Siddhartha” written by Hermann Hesse.

In 1919 Hesse claimed: “What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (spiritual egoism too), our sense of hurt, our lack of love and forbearance. Any other change in the world, even when done for the best intentions, I consider as useless.”

This is my contribution to Becca’s Nurturing Thursday for the week.


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22 Responses to Nurturing Thursday: Within

  1. Tom Schultz says:

    I liked that book. And Steppenwolf.

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  2. calmkate says:

    I love that book and author, read it many years ago and still as relevant … thanks for that thoughtful quote 🙂

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  3. tinahomeblog says:

    I love this book and have read it several times. I think everybody should read this book once in their lifetime !!!

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  4. writenlive says:

    Siddhartha is a beautiful book! I fell in love with the simplicity of words and the profound message it has for all of us.

    I have read it many times, over the years. Lent my paperback to friends; bought a few copies and sent them across to the people I love.

    And yes, spiritual egoism is something that we don’t recognise but it is very pervasive.

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  5. Not read him, but I do have Steppenwolf

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  6. becca givens says:

    It has been YEARS since I read any of Hesse’s work. Thank you for the reminder!
    Long commutes allow the ability to reduce tall stacks of “books I want to read” — 🙂

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