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  • #1
    Jack Kerouac
    “[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #2
    Robert J. Sawyer
    “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
    Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

  • #3
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

  • #4
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
    “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

  • #5
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
    “Forget safety.
    Live where you fear to live.
    Destroy your reputation.
    Be notorious.”
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

  • #6
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
    “Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi, The Essential Rumi

  • #7
    William Gibson
    “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

    The Economist, December 4, 2003
    William Gibson

  • #8
    Pema Chödrön
    “We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart.”
    Pema Chödrön

  • #9
    Pema Chödrön
    “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
    Pema Chödrön

  • #10
    Pema Chödrön
    “The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes. ”
    Pema Chödrön

  • #11
    Steve Jobs
    “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."

    [Stanford University commencement speech, 2005]”
    Steve Jobs

  • #12
    Steve Jobs
    “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
    Steve Jobs

  • #13
    Walter Isaacson
    “If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there's room to hear more subtle things - that's when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It's a discipline; you have to practice it.”
    Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs

  • #14
    Steve Jobs
    “At Apple, people are putting in 18-hour days. We attract a different type of person—a person who doesn’t want to wait five or ten years to have someone take a giant risk on him or her. Someone who really wants to get in a little over his head and make a little dent in the universe. We are aware that we are doing something significant. We’re here at the beginning of it and we’re able to shape how it goes. Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”
    Steve Jobs, I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words

  • #15
    Steve Jobs
    “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
    Steve Jobs

  • #16
    Paramahansa Yogananda
    “forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise...”
    Paramahansa Yogananda

  • #17
    Pema Chödrön
    “As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.”
    Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

  • #18
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I'll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about.”
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

  • #19
    Ray Bradbury
    “Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #20
    Osho
    “I'm simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I'm saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes.

    It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.

    It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

    And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

    That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.”
    Osho



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