Happy Wisdom

Some things to ponder

""Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick."

- Hippocrates

"What is love? Love is the absence of judgement."

- Dalai Lama

"Finding yourself" is not really how it works. You aren't a ten dollar bill in last winter's coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a child and adult that became your beliefs about who you are. "Finding yourself" is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.

- Author unknown

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.

— Socrates

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage

— Anaïs Nin

Read about the 7 Best Quotes from Anaïs Nin.

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

— Howard Thurman

Read about Howard Thurman, The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman: A Visionary for Our Time.

How you spend your 24 hours is the difference between making tens of millions of dollars and living paycheck to paycheck.

— Benjamin Hardy

Read about You Make Or Break Your Life Between 5–7 AM.

Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.

— Dan Millman

Read about The Value of Being Uncomfortable.

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.

— Viktor Frankl

Read about 4 Quotes That Will Make You Take Your Life More Seriously.

You are only free when you realize you belong to no place -- you belong to every place -- no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.

— Maya Angelou

Read about A Mother/Physician with the Multiple Hats Syndrome.

According to the theory of Narrative Identity, our identity is based on the stories we tell about ourselves. When asked to explain themselves, most people go straight to the past. Or even worse, they speak in definitive terms. There’s nothing wrong with recounting former experiences. Actually, taking the time to reflect on the most important experiences of your life is a powerful experience. It is something worth doing regularly. However, you don’t need to be defined by your former experiences, as most people tend to be. Instead, you can choose to be “defined” by your desired future experiences.

— Benjamin Hardy, PhD

Read the article Write A List Of All Your Desired Future Experiences.