" Adyashanti (via lazyyogi)
" Sade Andria Zabala | Thought of the Day: Self-Discovery (via pri5cillasanchez)

(via recoveryisbeautiful)

"My definition of poor are those who need too much. Because those who need too much are never satisfied."

"It seems that we have been born only to consume, and to consume, and when we can no longer consume, we have a feeling of frustration and we suffer from poverty, and we are auto marginalised."

- Jose Mujia, President of Uruguay

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2013/10/jose-mujica-i-earn-more-than-i-need-2013102294729420734.html

1. Sometimes the best management is no management at all — first do no harm!
2. Indifference is as important as passion.
3. In organizational life, you can have influence over others or you can have freedom from others, but you can’t have both at the same time.
4. Saying smart things and giving smart answers are important. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important.
5. Learn how to fight as if you are right and listen as if you are wrong: It helps you develop strong opinions that are weakly held.
6. You get what you expect from people. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior.
7. Getting a little power can turn you into an insensitive self-centered jerk.
8. Avoid pompous jerks whenever possible. They not only can make you feel bad about yourself, chances are that you will eventually start acting like them.
9. The best test of a person’s character is how he or she treats those with less power.
10. The best single question for testing an organization’s character is: What happens when people make mistakes?
11. The best people and organizations have the attitude of wisdom: The courage to act on what they know right now and the humility to change course when they find better evidence.
12. The quest for management magic and breakthrough ideas is overrated; being a master of the obvious is underrated.
13. Err on the side of optimism and positive energy in all things.
14. It is good to ask yourself, do I have enough? Do you really need more money, power, prestige, or stuff?
15. Jim Maloney is right: Work is an overrated activity.

" Bob Sutton via Gretchen Rubin
" Maya Angelou, from What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish for
may for once spring clear
without my contriving.

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me,
but this is what I need to say.
May what I do flow from me like a river,
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children.

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,
these deepening tides moving out, returning,
I will sing you as no one ever has,
streaming through widening channels
into the open sea.

(translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy)

When you are old enough to realize
That Daddy’s age has matched the wise,
With a sore back to compromise
The times he stands to rise,

Remember silly words a father cries
Knowing he can’t dry his child’s eyes,
As his soul abides
With stars in the skies,

You are Beautiful. You are Perfect. You are Enough.

If there is an action to be taken, let it be love,
If there is a choice to make it, let it be happiness.

Let your generosity be compassion,
Your wealth measured in friendship,
Your fields cultivated
With the seeds of laughter.

If there is a path to walk, let it be your own.
A voice to adhere: that whispered by your soul.
The greatest gratitude: to your mistakes.
A thing to leave: all your worries.

Give praises daily to the providence of your journey.

Have a love affair with all your fears,
Seducing them into your greatest pleasures.
Lustfully squander meals with loved ones,
While dancing with strangers unashamed
Like your closest friends.

Collect the highest interest,
When you lend out your ears.
Toast and become drunk
With a cup full of joy.
Let growth guide your passion,
And your dreams drive your life.

Be a champion fighter, mastering forgiveness.
Sparring with yourself everyday you are living.
When all seems wrong just look up,
Stars will tell you, “You are with him!”
There is nothing separating you and I, or our eternal rhythm.

" Maya Angelou