Updated: Jul 16, 2018
"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." -Buddha
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have." -Eckhart Tolle
"The Spanish language is the most honest in regard to conventional notions of love: Te quiero means "I want you" as well as "I love you." The other expression for "I love you," te amo, which does not have this ambiguity, is rarely used - perhaps because true love is just as rare." -Eckhart Tolle [A New Earth]
"The functions people have in hierarchical organizations, such as the military, the church, a government institution, or large corporation, easily lend themselves to becoming role identities. Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role. Some pre established roles we could call social archetypes... There is the universal role of adult. When you play that role, you take yourself and life very seriously. Spontaneity, lightheartedness, and joy are not part of that role." -Eckhart Tolle [A New Earth]
"If there's one thing you must know, it's exactly who you are without anybody else." [Conversations Abroad]
"So I quit, and I left, and I lived."
"The earth recycles everything for us, including our stress."
"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. " -Buddha
“Whatever we do in life, we’re giving our life for it, so we best be sure it is worth it.” – James Kerr [Legacy]
"The mind is everything. What you think you become." -Buddha
"Integrity means that our thoughts and words and deeds are 'as one'... it's not about being pure or noble - it's about getting stuff done. Though the end result is trust, belief and respect, these are merely the by-products of the fact that when we say something will happen, it actually does happen." -James Kerr [Legacy]
"1. Every morning write a list of the things that need to be done that day. 2. Actually do them."
"Champions do extra." -James Kerr [Legacy]
"Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare." -James Kerr [Legacy]
"Chew on one thinker - writer, artist, activist, role model - you really love. Study everything there is to know about that thinker. Then find three people that thinker loved, and find out everything about them." -Austin Kleon [Steal Like an Artist]
"Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things they really love." -Austin Kleon [Steal Like an Artist]
"She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it." -Atticus Finch [To Kill a Mockingbird]
"This morning, with her, having coffee." -Johnny Cash [When asked for his description of paradise.]