Think about the misfortunes of others, that you may be satisfied with your own lot.
-- Japanese Proverb
'Tis by no means the least of life's rules: To let things alone.
-- Balthasar Gracian
How life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
-- Judy Collins
What is bestowed by heaven is called human nature. The fulfillment of human nature is called the Tao. The cultivation of the Tao is called true learning.
The Tao is the law of nature, which you can't depart from even for one instant. If you could depart from it,it wouldn't be the Tao. Thus the mature person looks into his own heart and respects what is unseen and unheard. Nothing is more manifest than the hidden; nothing is more obvious than the unseen. Thus the mature person pays attention to what is happening in his innermost self. . . Confucius said, "To find the Tao, there is nowhere you need to search. If it is not inside you, it is not the Tao." . . . Confucius said, "In the archer there is a resemblance to the mature person. When he misses the bull's-eye, he turns and seeks the reason for his failure in himself."
Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. The roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. . . Its nature is satisfied and it satisfies nature in all moments alike. But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
-- Dorothy Bernard
Man is what he believes.
-- Anton Chekov
We are not human beings trying to be spiritual.We are spiritual beings trying to be human.
-- Jacquelyn Small
Lecturer, entrepreneur and MBA business consultant, John Harricharan is the author of the award-winning book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat." Spiritual Simplicity The Real Secret http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com/