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Archive for July, 2015

When We Love

‘When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.’

Paulo Coelho
Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum
His most famous novel The Alchemist has been translated into 80 languages

Journey Within Yourself

‘You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.’

13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic

The World Changes

‘The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.’

Armistead Maupin
American writer, best known for his Tales of the City series of novels, set in San Francisco

Anti-Social Behavior

‘Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.’

Nikola Tesla
Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity

You Cannot Find Peace By Avoiding Life

‘You cannot find peace by avoiding life.’

Virginia Woolf
English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century

Being An Individual Takes Effort

‘What I can tell you is that it’s much more obvious now, the way people wear uniforms. Maybe there are just more people walking around and so you notice, everything is homogenized. Everyone seems to want to conform. Look, being an individual takes effort. Most people are pretty lazy. I do feel people miss a lot. They miss out on the whole creative experience.’

Iris Apfel
American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon known also for her eyebobs glasses
Her comment is from an interview relative to the 2015 documentary IRIS in which she is the star

The Necessity Of Struggling With Yourself

‘Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling yourself—only with yourself. therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.’

G.I. Gurdjieff
Influential spiritual teacher of the early to mid-20th century who taught that most humans do not posses a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic waking sleep but that it is possible to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential