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For me adventure is when everything goes wrong…that’s when the adventure starts.
Yvon Choinard, Patagonia Founder and CEO
If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
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.
If you want to fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
It’s not about perfection.
Eshin Godfrey, Zen Master, Zen Centre of Vancouver
If you cannot risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot become your best. If you cannot become your best, you cannot be happy. And if you cannot be happy, what else matters?
Dr. David Viscott
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
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”)
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
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.
It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Behind every impossible achievement is a dreamer of impossible dreams.
Robert K. Greenleaf
The important thing is this: To be ready in every moment to sacrifice who we are for who we could become.
Charles Du Bos
Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our life. They should also govern it.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich – Pioneering Scientist and Psychotherapist
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Nothing in this world is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.
All my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I see I should have been more specific.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Expert
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.
What are you complicating right now?
Dave Robens, Men’s Group Vancouver
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
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”
True effectiveness requires balance.
Stephen R. Covey
Be the change you wish to see.
That’s essentially what Zen practice is about: functioning from moment to moment.
Charlotte Joko Beck, Zen Master
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo Da Vinci
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.