human being grows only in the soil of self-acceptance." Claude
is often necessary for change, but it is insightful action which
provides the healing." Unknown
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
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
the trick in life is to die young as late as possible." William
transformation) is not a matter of changing anything but of not
grasping anything, and of opening our eyes and our heart."
is important to attempt to make friends with one's "ego".
Just remember, it is trying to kill you." R. Etherington
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
isn't a secret formula or method. You learn by loving--by paying
attention and doing what you thereby discover has to be done.
believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall
out. Arthur Hays Sulzberger
are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but
a habit. Unknown
are all crazy when we are angry. Philemon, ca. 300 BCE
(This is not meant as an excuse! Mark Glidden).
you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow. Ralph Waldo Emerson
is what you are doing right now. Is it working for you? Really?
fortress eventually becomes a prison. Mark Glidden
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
© 2007 by Mark Glidden