“What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves.  What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course — surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) the moment we do — We win as well.

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T.S Elliot – “The Rock” (1934)
Waking up this morning I smile
Twenty-four brand new hours lie before me
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look upon all beings with compassion

“Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies never having really lived.”
Dalai Lama’s response to the question what surprises him most

One should count each day a separate life.
—– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Any exciting goal will arrange exciting ways to achieve it.
—  Bashar

Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done.  It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.
—  Alan Cohen

Love me without fear – Trust me without questioning – Need me without demanding – Want me without restrictions – Accept me without change – Desire me without inhibitions.
— Dick Sutphen

Have you ever heard a glorious voice that turned out to be your own?
—  From the movie Good Will Hunting

“I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people…
To me, that’s what the emerging game is all about.”
—Ram Dass—

“People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.”
—Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“If you can walk on water, you are no better than a straw. If you can fly in the air, you are no better than a bluebottle fly. Conquer your heart so you may become somebody.”
– Ansari of Herat

There is no such thing as fearlessness.
We can only hope that our fears will not dictate what we do.
Saints are sinners who go on trying.  Brave men are fearful men who go on.
-Ang Snag Su Chi, Burmese civil rights leader, National Public Radio


Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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