If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn’t walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don’t need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Empathy gets created the moment we imagine ourselves in someone else’s shoes. It doesn’t mean we all have to end up in the same place.
Primal doubts are the worst; I’m ugly, I’m fat, I’m not smart or good enough. The difficult thing is that no matter how inaccurate — primal doubts can seem very real — and what seems real is real in a psychosomatic sense. And, the world can indeed judge us very harshly, and those judgments can truly impact our lives in ways that are catastrophic to our self-image if we are not deeply secure in ourselves. But no matter how the world judges us, it’s ultimately our inner demons that we contend with day-to-day; a fight no one can win for us, but ourselves. The battle takes place in the mind and is fought with our inherited and modelled skills, and our inner-voice.
There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
If we carry on with business as usual, if we continue to ignore the high levels of corruption, then in the future, what’s left for our great grandchildren?
Dr Jane Goodall
Find your peace within, hold it sacred, bring it with you everywhere you go. Peace cannot be shared or created with others if we cannot first generate it within.
Knowledge of the mind is relevant to all 7 billion human beings alive today because we achieve peace of mind by tackling our destructive emotions on the basis of understanding the whole system of our emotions. We experience happiness on a sensory level that is relatively short-lived. But lasting happiness is related to our state of mind.
Lifestyle is the art of discovering ways to live uniquely.
We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson