The Truth When You Hear It

"We start to slacken the minute we find excuses for ourselves"

- Teachings of Dharma Master Cheng Yen from Jing Si Aphorisms

"Seize every opportunity to do good, for once it passes, it is lost; try as we may, it will be too late"

- Teachings of Dharma Master Cheng Yen from Jing Si Aphorisms

"What is to be feared is not the long distance to our goals but rather, not moving forward even one step"

- Teachings of Dharma Master Cheng Yen from Jing Si Aphorisms

The truth that, my dad may have been able to mesmerize millions, but his teachings could not save some of those closest to us. Eventually, there comes a point we have to ask of, “How much of what we discover, what we teach, what we reflect on and document through the years – How much of it makes a difference?”

- Gotham Chopra from his documentary "Decoding Deepak"

The problem is that we say with our words, “I would like to change”, but in our hearts and our minds, we have the fear and the doubt that prevents that change.

-Gregg Braden

"We tell lies when we are afraid...afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger."
- Tad Williams (Quote from Deep Truth by Gregg Braden)

"Harder still it has proved to rule the dragon Money… A whole generation adopted false principles, and went to their graves in the belief they were enriching the country they were impoverishing."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Tom Shadyac's brilliant documentary, "I Am"

"For life to have meaning, we need to dream about experiences that we hope will be ultimately fulfilling."

-  John A. Johnson

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

 ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Most of the time we don’t talk to understand each other, we just take turns talking.”                                                

- Buddha

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”

 ― Bill Gates

“Accept people as they are. Try not to change them. Let others be, as they are, and not as we would like them to be. Acceptance, hunger for it.”

 - Stanley Phillips  

January 2013 National Geographic "If you have to ask, you'll never get it." - Bear Grylls' Mud, Sweat and Tears

Pg. 11 of Bear Grylls' Mud, Sweat and Tears

"Life is all but a battle in the mind because in the mind, your reality is created."
- Brian Kim

"Nobody really wants to know about you, they just want to know what about you they can relate to themselves."
Raam Dev
September 13, 2013

"It's the lows that make the high."

- Bear Grylls (From Bear's Wild Weekend with Stephen Fry)

Why Location Independence, Passive Income, and Entrepreneurship Won’t Solve Any of Your Problems by Alexander Heyne

"If slaughter houses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian."

- Paul McCartney

"What makes me truly happy and content is that I can spend time with my awesome friends doing awesome things..."
- reddit user: magicmingan

"I don't think it's that important to be good looking; rather, I think it's more important that people can see the kindness in your eyes." - myself

"Then, once you have a little discretionary income – positive psychology in general says that if you want to know how to make yourself happier, find people that are happy and mimic their behavior. Happy people have a particular pattern they use to spend windfall money when their essentials are paid for. They take about 25% and save it or invest it. They take about 12% and give it to charities or religious organizations or gifts for other people – basically, pro-social spending. And they spend about 40% on life experiences. Those are the three most salient characteristics of their spending habits."

"Be together. Not the same." - Android commercial

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