“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be – we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.” ~ Carl Sagan
“People’s purpose in life is always connected to their giftedness.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“I believe success is: Knowing your purpose in life, Growing to your maximum potential, and Sowing seeds that benefit others.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
“Life is a mission, not a career.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
Each of us has immeasurable power and capacity to reinvent our lives. In the following story, notice how one grief-stricken women was able to create a new vision of her life:
I was forty-six years old when my husband, Gordon, was diagnosed with cancer. Without hesitation, I took early retirement to be with him. Although his death eighteen months later was expected, my grief consumed me. I sorrowed over our dreams unfulfilled. I was only forty-eight and had no reason to live. Continue reading
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.” ~ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Book of Understanding
Post(s) Inspired by this Book: Quotes /// Seven Thoughts About Identity and Meaning in Life! /// Buddha: On Getting Insulted /// Abraham Lincoln: On Being the Son of a Shoemaker /// The Lion and the Sheep
Book Overview: The path to freedom is filled with questions and uncertainty. Is it possible to truly know who we are? Do our lives have a purpose, or are we just accidental? What are we meant to contribute? What are we meant to become, to create, and to share?
In The Book of Understanding, Osho, one of the most provocative thinkers of our time, challenges us to understand our world and ourselves in a new and radical way. The first step toward understanding, he says, is to question and doubt all that we have been taught to believe. Continue reading
“When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny.” ~ Bertice Berry
“I think when people say they dread going into work on Monday morning, it’s because they know they are leaving a piece of themselves at home. Why not see what happens when you challenge your employees to bring all of their talents to their job and reward them not for doing it just like everyone else, but for pushing the envelope, being adventurous, creative, and open-minded, and trying new things?” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness
“Love is eternal – the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one’s work.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
“Remember this your lifetime through:
Tomorrow there will be more to do.
And failure waits for all who stay
With some success made yesterday.
Tomorrow you must try once more,
And even harder than before.”
~ John Wooden
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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