greater than zero

There are many times as I’m reading a book, browsing social media or just going about my day when I hear a phrase or a saying that really resonates. I jot it down in a journal or store it is some other manner which will allow for future reference.

And then there are the times when I read or hear a group of words that causes me to stop in my tracks and immediately devour it — over and over again. The quote below (from a book I am LOVING) is one of the latter.

“Everything you ever sense, in touch or taste or sight or even thought, has an effect on you that’s greater than zero. Some things, like the background sound of a bird chirping as it passes your house in the evening, or a flower glimpsed out of the corner of an eye, have such an infinitesimally small effect that you can’t detect them. Some things, like triumph and heartbreak, and some images, like the image of yourself reflected in the eyes of a man you’ve just stabbed, attach themselves to the secret gallery and they change your life forever.” –Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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