“Mistakes are a great educator
when one is honest enough to admit them
and willing to learn from them.”
~ Author Unknown
“Never forget what you are,
the rest of the world will not.
Wear it like armor
and it can never be used to hurt you.”
~ Tyrion Lannister
“People are not failures
when they’re doing the best they can.
Our performance doesn’t have to be measured
against anyone else’s,
just against our own abilities to cope.”
~ Mister Rogers
Point of view
When someone disbelieves us, we usually argue back and try to prove our point. Yet we find that the more we talk, the less people listen. Unable to convince them, we end up frustrated.

Instead, when someone challenges my words, I should think about whether they might be right. Rather than stubbornly clinging to my point of view, I could embrace this as an opportunity to learn. Even if I am correct in my thinking, if I become able to understand someone else’s point of view without getting angry or refusing to listen, I become tolerant.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
~ Sam Keen
“There can be no happiness
if the things we believe in
are different from the things we do.”
~ Freya Stark
Resent Not

There are no justified resentments. To resent someone is to fall under the illusion that they are the cause of our suffering. No one can die from a snake bite. It’s the poison that kills them. You may receive the poison of another’s words, or even just in a glance, but you don’t have to absorb it or allow it free passage through the veins of your consciousness.

The consequence of not absorbing the poison of others is you never experience enmity towards others. And people notice when you have absolutely no enmity. It draws them close, it empowers them, it builds trust, it enables harmony to break out! It is only because the lion has no thought of killing the lamb that the lamb feels able to come so close.
“To experience growth,
you must become a conscious
and committed gardener of the self.
That means you must pull out all the roots of the past
and plant new seeds of thought and behavior.”
~ Peg Streep
“Happy are those who dream dreams
and are willing to pay the price
to make them come true.”
~ Cardinal L.J. Suenens
Honesty
It takes great courage to be honest. One of the noblest qualities in a person is the ability to say, “I am sorry, I was wrong, you were right”.

It doesn’t really matter about being right, winning arguments or having my ideas accepted. It matters more that I am able to recognise my mistakes, take responsibility for them, learn the lesson and move forward with greater maturity.
“Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is
where the miracle process all begins.”
~ Jim Rohn
“Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life,
while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life.
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead
and dreams of flying.
But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse
and dreams of returning home.
That’s life!! Enjoy yours…
If wealth is the secret to happiness,
then the rich should be dancing on the streets.
But only poor kids do that.
If power ensures security,
then officials should walk unguarded.
But those who live simply, sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships,
then celebrities should have the best marriages.
Live simply. Walk humbly and love genuinely..!
All good will come back to you.”
Defeating Bad Habits

Some bad habits are like tyrants – they crowd the head and heart so strongly that under no circumstances do they wish to move. They have enjoyed their undisputed reign over us and will not depart easily.

To defeat them, it’s important to keep practising the silence of introspection and to connect to the Eternal Reservoir of benevolent energy.
“Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
‘I will try again tomorrow.’ ”
~ Mary Anne Radmacher
“The only way to get
positive feelings about yourself
is to take positive actions.
Man does not live as he thinks,
he thinks as he lives.”
~ Vaughan Quinn