Wisdom

Favorite quotations

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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon

“It’s only with the heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is visible to the eye.” the foxes secret for the little prince.

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” -Cree Indian Proverb

“if you take the ‘I’ out of illness and replace it with ‘we’ you get wellness” – unknown”…and knowing became a useless and irrelevant impediment to the deliciousness surrounding the knower.” Martin Prechtel”Discipline, when it comes from within, creates disciples; when imposed, creates impostors” ~ Swami Venkatesananda

“A summer breeze can be very refreshing; but if we try to put it in a tin can so we can have it entirely to ourselves, the breeze will die. Our beloved is the same. He is like a breeze, a cloud, a flower. If you imprison him in a tin can, he will die. Yet many people do just that. They rob their loved one of his liberty, until he can no longer be himself. They live to satisfy themselves and use their loved one to help them fulfill that. That is not loving; it is destroying.” – THICH NHAT HANH

“Whether you think you can or you can’t – you’re right!” – Henry Ford

“I missed 100% of the shots I didn’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” – Steve Jobs

steve jobs genius:
“When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.” Steve Jobs [Wired, February 1996]

“The problem with the Internet startup craze isn’t that too many people are starting companies; it’s that too many people aren’t sticking with it. That’s somewhat understandable, because there are many moments that are filled with despair and agony, when you have to fire people and cancel things and deal with very difficult situations. That’s when you find out who you are and what your values are.”
“So when these people sell out, even though they get fabulously rich, they’re gypping themselves out of one of the potentially most rewarding experiences of their unfolding lives. Without it, they may never know their values or how to keep their newfound wealth in perspective.” Steve Jobs [Fortune, Jan. 24, 2000]

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
-Albert Einstein

“You deserve what you put up with” ~ unknown

“Fight for your limitations, and they’re yours” ~ Richard Bach

“If you’re going to hold on tight to your life, better make sure it’s exactly the way you want it” ~ David Schlussel

“We don’t so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems.” ~ Carl Jung

“To move out of the patterns of our past and create the future we want we must pass through the gateway of the present” ~ David Schlussel

“Part of healing that is just getting past the awfulising and really looking at the facts. There are several practical things that can be done regarding the negativity of the News. ” ~ Lynne Mctaggart

“We’ve created the almost godly power of being able to alter the climate, to change the face of the earth, now we need to develop the consciousness of gods, and wield that power wisely” ~ a misquote of Anodea Judith

“In an effort to create safety and self-reliance in your life and relationships, you may have built walls around your heart and accumulated tension in your body. Although sometimes these walls of protection are useful, they can, over time, act like shells of fear that block your true love. These shells can keep in the love you want to offer fully and keep out the love that your heart yearns to receive.” ~ David Deida

“Listen to any self doubt for anything that needs to be addressed, address it, and keep rocking!” ~ David Schlussel

Eva, my daughter, a few days after her 9th birthday, declares ” I can’t believe how much I’ve been complaining about cleaning my room. It’s not so hard. Complaining is such a waste of energy! I feel like everything is lifted off my shoulders! I feel so light!” Halleluja!!!!

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