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Ego

Change…Starts From Within

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But, it too, seemed immovable. As I grew into my twilight […]

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The Island

The radiant promise it offered during the day was replaced in my heart by all the treachery it delivered at night…I preferred to set off and perish in search of my own kind than to live a lonely half-life of physical comfort and spiritual death on this murderous island.   Life of Pi    

The Ostrich Strategy | Huiwen Wu

The Secret on how to lead a mediocre life: The Ostrich Strategy Take a look around, if there is no one in the room whom you aspire to become in 10 years, keep doing whatever you are doing and looking forward to the weekend (or your next vacation).   ************************ Something I learned from my […]

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Think Different | Ari Politi

If you really want to effect a positive change in this world, if you really want to help people, improve their lives, if you really want to make this world a better place, the most important thing, is what you have inside of your heart. The words you talk, the ways you present are important, […]

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The Evolving Self

Individuals who develop to the fullest their uniqueness, yet at the same time identify with the larger processes at work in the cosmos, escape the loneliness of their individual destinies. The type of ego that might pull us through is one secure enough to forgo desires beyond what are necessary. It will be one that […]

“I”

Being separate, “I’ is at odds with other egos, each competing for a limited share of food, shelter, power, money, and status. Because it is so small and limited, “I” is set against the overwhelming forces of Nature. Dwarfed into insignificance by a vast, cold universe, the ego sees its primary task as survival. In […]

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Two Wolves’ Fight

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, […]

The Opponent

You have to logically believe in the concept of God in order to serve God. If you don’t believe in God, are you going to serve God? Never! But you know what’s really amazing? You don’t have to believe in the opponent – you don’t have to believe in Satan, our adversary, in order to […]

Who Is This

I came out alone on my way to my tryst. But who is this that follows me in the silent dark? I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not. He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger; he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter. […]