• History will be kind to me. For I intend to write it.
  • “While pain might be inevitable, the suffering that comes from the pain is not.

Suffering is not a state of life, it is a state of mind. Suffering is your response to an event. Whether you suffer or not depends entirely on your reaction to that situation.” ~ Paramahamsa Nithyananda (Swamiji)

  • “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

~Lao Tzu

  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
  • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way

to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.“~ Steve Jobs

  • “Forget about the fast lane. If you want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you.“~ Oprah
  • “ The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn. ”— Sophie Scholl
  • "I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or dehumanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • "We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice." - Dalai Lama
  • "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "You have to wait for the someone who sees you, and I mean really, truly sees you. Sees all your quirks and your flaws and the cracks in your facade and still loves you and gives you records and maybe goes to the park with you on Sundays to sit on the swings. Listen — this person will find you, but you have to wait. That’s the important there. They will find you. So live your life, and be happy, and stop looking all the time." <-- saw this on someone's list and it made me feel fuzzy
  • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of experience comes from bad judgment. <-- From The Town
  • Sometimes being different is what makes us great.
  • Who you want to be is a choice that you make every day.
  • One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. - Helen Keller
  • Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet?
  • Balance is not letting anybody love you less than you love yourself.
  • God dwells within you as you.
  • Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. - William Wordsworth
  • Don't let your past dictate who you are, but let it become part of who you'll become.
  • When passion feels so out of reach, curiosity can be a calming diversion. - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Try to make average great.
  • Even if things seem like a disaster, don't leap. Build a bridge and walk over. Build it out of today.
  • Persistence is the blind drive to keep working after confidence breaks down. - Walter Kirn, novelist
  • Success is measured by inches, not by miles.
  • Nobody trips on mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
  • I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live. - Oprah Winfrey
  • You have to earn your place by the little things that you do everyday.
  • There is no power in acting the way you think other people want you to be.
  • Are you capable of believing in anything that did not manifest itself in conventional forms?
  • You have to speak your dream out loud. - Kelly Corrigan, writer
  • Part of the blessing and challenge of being human is that we must discover our own true God-given nature. This is not some noble, abstract quest but an inner necessity. For only by living in our own element can we thrive without anxiety. And since human beings are the only life form that can drown and still go to work, the only species that fall from the the sky and still fold laundry, it is imperative that we find that vital element that brings us alive...the true vitality that waits beneath all occupations for us to tap into, if we can discover what we love. If you feel energy and excitement and a sense that life is happening for the first time, you are probably near your God-given nature. Joy in what we do is not an added feature; it is a sign of deep health. - Mark Nepo, Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want By Being Present in the Life You Have
  • A fish cannot drown in water. A bird does not fall in air. Each creature God made must live in its own true nature. - Mechtild of Magdeburg, medieval mystic
  • Who you are has nothing to do with what you do.
  • The worst consequences of living in the light are less oppressive than the best advantages of hiding in the shadows.
  • Dreams go unfinished while we sleep but can be completed upon waking if we both have faith and are willing to do the grueling work of follow-through. - Alice Sebold
  • Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
  • Who loves you when you need it? That's your family.
  • “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” - Henry Rollins
  • “Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.” - Henry Rollins
  • “Half of life is fucking up the other half is dealing with it.” - Henry Rollins
  • “If you hate your parents, the man or the establishment, don't show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really want to rebel against your parents: outearn them, outlive them, and know more than they do.” - Henry Rollins
  • “Life is full of choices, if you have the guts to go for it. That's why I get immediately bored with anyone's complaining about how boring their life is, or how bad their town is. Fucking leave and go somewhere else. Or don't.” - Henry Rollins.
  • “I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” - Henry Rollins
  • “Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.” - Henry Rollins
  • “The average is the borderline that keeps mere men in their place. Those who step over the line are heroes by the very

act. Go.” - Henry Rollins

  • “I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. - Henry Rollins
  • “I don't want to know. I don't need it. I don't want the information that millions of people have. I don't want to be fed these boring facts and figures. Then you'll become one of the masses. I'd rather starve my mind a bit and have to search out nutrition in stranger places.” - Henry Rollins
  • “There are so many hammocks to catch you if you fall, so many laws to keep you from experience. All these cities I have been in the last few weeks make me fully understand the cozy, stifling state in which most people pass through life. I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride. All you do is get to breathe and copulate and finally die. I don't want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun - hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. People will walk by and say, "Look at that drooling idiot. What a basket case." I will turn and say to them "It is you who are the basket case. For every moment you hated your job, cursed your wife and sold yourself to a dream that you didn't even conceive. For the times your soul screamed yes and you said no. For all of that. For your self-torture, I see the glowing eyes of the sun! The air talks to me! I am at all times!" And maybe, the passers by will drop a coin into my cup.” - Henry Rollins
  • If you have something to say (and you will have something to say) choose the best language to express it. It can be music, business, math, accounting, politics, science, anything. But say it.
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