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First, say to yourself what you would be; then do what you have to do.
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.
It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Nothing in this world is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
We want to be poets of our life – first of all in the smallest most everyday matters.
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”)
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
What are you complicating right now?
Dave Robens, Men’s Group Vancouver
True effectiveness requires balance.
Stephen R. Covey
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Inscribed in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi
The important thing is this: To be ready in every moment to sacrifice who we are for who we could become.
Charles Du Bos
We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.
Wisdom begins with wonder.
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our life. They should also govern it.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich – Pioneering Scientist and Psychotherapist
I find that the sensation of myself as an ego inside a bag of skin is really a hallucination.
Alan W. Watts
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.
It’s not about perfection.
Eshin Godfrey, Zen Master, Zen Centre of Vancouver
The most dangerous risk of all: The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
Allan W. Watts
Be the change you wish to see.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Each one of you is perfect as you are. And you all could use a little bit of improvement.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
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
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.