Those dictums come as reflections on our own issues and struggles—as they did with me. I wrote this one after being ashamed and immobilized by something I had done long ago. Here’s the result:
Nothing I can do alters the past;The second way aphorisms lead is by challenging our thinking. Aphorisms are outlaws—they don’t tell us what to do, but by focusing on life as it is, they take us to a deeper level.
everything I do reshapes the future.
Here are two of mine:
God heals the sins of our past, but the scars remain.
If I say, "You made me angry,"These are the kind that, once we read them, we say, “Yes, I hadn’t thought of that way.”
I'm holding onto my expectations of your behavior.
Why not write your own?
I share my experiences in pithy statements
to nudge and encourage others.