"The human being grows only in the soil of self-acceptance." —Claude Miller, MD

"Insight is often necessary for change, but it is insightful action which provides the healing." —Unknown

"Our happiness depends on our using all of our abilities. If you deliberately plan to be less that you are capable of being, then you'll be unhappy the rest of your lives." —Abraham Maslow

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of his conscious. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons near to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security." —Albert Einstein

"Clearly the trick in life is to die young as late as possible." —William Sloane Coffin

"(Personal transformation) is not a matter of changing anything but of not grasping anything, and of opening our eyes and our heart." —Jack Kornfield

"It is important to attempt to make friends with one's "ego". Just remember, it is trying to kill you." —R. Etherington

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort, of feeling safe with a person. Having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. —George Eliot

There isn't a secret formula or method. You learn by loving--by paying attention and doing what you thereby discover has to be done. —Aldous Huxley

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. —Arthur Hays Sulzberger

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. —Unknown

We are all crazy when we are angry. —Philemon, ca. 300 BCE (This is not meant as an excuse! —Mark Glidden).

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is what you are doing right now. Is it working for you? Really? —Many sources

Every fortress eventually becomes a prison. —Mark Glidden

Do you have the capacity to wait until the mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises from itself. —Tao Te Ching

Copyright © 2007 by Mark Glidden