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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Nothing in this world is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
I have known a thousand scamps; but I never met one who considered himself so. Self-knowledge isn’t so common.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Expert
The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there.
Robert M. Pirsig
Each one of you is perfect as you are. And you all could use a little bit of improvement.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
That’s essentially what Zen practice is about: functioning from moment to moment.
Charlotte Joko Beck, Zen Master
Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our life. They should also govern it.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich – Pioneering Scientist and Psychotherapist
Stuckness shouldn’t be avoided. It’s the psychic predecessor of all real understanding.
Robert M. Pirsig, from “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.
It’s not about perfection.
Eshin Godfrey, Zen Master, Zen Centre of Vancouver
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
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.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.
For me adventure is when everything goes wrong…that’s when the adventure starts.
Yvon Choinard, Patagonia Founder and CEO
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
True effectiveness requires balance.
Stephen R. Covey
Mastery is practice.
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.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Inscribed in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi
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.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
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.
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”
Wisdom begins with wonder.
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”)
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Alan W. Watts, Philosopher
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