Category Archives: growth

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?


Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different? – C.S. Lewis What does that mean? This is about things moving slowly but relentlessly. A day doesn’t seem very long, but changes do … Continue reading

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We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.


We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. – Epictetus What does that mean? Somehow, I imagine this was an old saying before Epictetus latched on to it. It certainly survives … Continue reading

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I feel that each of us has the potential to make some contribution and together, working with a clear aim, we can change our world.


I feel that each of us has the potential to make some contribution and together, working with a clear aim, we can change our world. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this is a great quote, and says quite … Continue reading

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.


The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. – Julius Erving What does that mean? This quote is from one of greats of Basketball. And he understood … Continue reading

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Most of our problems are related to the mind, so we have to work to reduce our destructive emotions.


Most of our problems are related to the mind, so we have to work to reduce our destructive emotions. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote attempts to take aim at the most easily understood difficulty humans have, the mind. … Continue reading

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Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.


Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. – Tom Lehrer What does that mean? This quote is from a professor who is known for his ability to write songs, sing, and yes, … Continue reading

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All is in the course of change; and you yourself are constantly changing and, in a sense, passing away; and so too is the entire universe.


All is in the course of change; and you yourself are constantly changing and, in a sense, passing away; and so too is the entire universe. – Marcus Aurelius, from the book Meditations, IX. 19 What does that mean? The sad thing … Continue reading

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