Hermessianex was a Greek poet who lived so long ago that Christ wasn’t even born yet. In fact, he lived about 400 years before His birth.
I’ve searched for information about Hermessianex high and low, but apparently this is all we know about him: He was Greek. He was a poet.
I became interested in him after I read (and loved) one of his quotes: “As Within, So Without.” The man didn’t mince words, did he?
Many of us, whether we’re parents, teachers, self help publishers, coaches, or saviors of the world use a multitude of words about attitude, character, and self worth. I, personally, have logged endless hours of talking with my daughters over the years as well as written long-winded posts and articles. Blah blah blah blah coffee blah blah blah chocolate blah blah drink more green tea blah blah blah save polar bears blah blah blah baseball…. (I do me SO well.)
We point out the fact that we become what we think about. We harp on the fact that our habits make us who we are. We most definitely drive home the importance of having a positive attitude. We whip out every conceivable power verb and colorful modifier we can think of.
While we’re talking in circles, the simple, beautiful truth rests in history. Four words say everything we’ve tried to say – and say it so much better.
As within, so without.
Thank you, Hermessianex. We all need those words. All 4 of them.