Week 41.2 - Finding our Purpose
“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca (Roman Stoic philosopher, 65 AD)
“Your work is to discover your purpose and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha
The two most important days in a human's life is the day they are born and the day they find out why." Mark Twain
"No response is also a response. And a powerful one. Remember that."
“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark and where we are heading. “Success is sequential, not simultaneous”
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” ―Thomas Carlyle
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou
What is one thing you are so passionate about that you loose track of time?
Mother Theresa taught that the best way to find yourself is to loose yourself in something you are passionate about. In her case it was serving others.
You don’t create or design your purpose; you discover it. If you cannot discover your purpose in life, follow your passion and your passion will lead you directly to your purpose.”
“May you never be so busy looking for your pot of gold that you miss out on appreciating your rainbow.” – Karen Salmansohn
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu
"Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." ~ Friedrich Nietzscheh
The more we learn that we know, the more we realize that we just don’t know. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking