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The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
For me adventure is when everything goes wrong…that’s when the adventure starts.
Yvon Choinard, Patagonia Founder and CEO
Power is the ability to control the way others play; strength is the ability to allow others to play as they wish.
James P. Carse (from the book “Finite and Infinite Games”)
In all activities of life, the secret of efficiency lies in an ability to combine two seemingly incompatible states: a state of maximum activity and a state of maximum relaxation.
Inscribed in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there.
Robert M. Pirsig
Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our life. They should also govern it.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich – Pioneering Scientist and Psychotherapist
When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding… you can be yourself. Relaxed. You’ll no longer be driving with your brakes on.
Anthony De Mello
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Each one of you is perfect as you are. And you all could use a little bit of improvement.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
That’s essentially what Zen practice is about: functioning from moment to moment.
Charlotte Joko Beck, Zen Master
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Expert
We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.
It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
I find that the sensation of myself as an ego inside a bag of skin is really a hallucination.
Alan W. Watts
It’s not about perfection.
Eshin Godfrey, Zen Master, Zen Centre of Vancouver
What is the hardest thing of all? That which seems easiest for your eyes to see. That which lies before your eyes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
We want to be poets of our life – first of all in the smallest most everyday matters.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl in “Man’s Search For Meaning”
Nothing in this world is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
The important thing is this: To be ready in every moment to sacrifice who we are for who we could become.
Charles Du Bos
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.