Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
~Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz is a learned and accomplished author of the New York Times Best-Selling book The Four Agreements, published in 1997. Ruiz advocates that we achieve personal freedom by adopting these four agreements as part of our recipe for living well: 1) Be Impeccable With Your Word, 2) Don’t Take Anything Personally, 3) Don’t Make Assumptions and, 4) Always Do Your Best. Continue reading “PROTECT YOURSELF! #RRBC”
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius was an ancient Chinese teacher and philosopher who pre-dated Christianity by five centuries. He is one of the most influential and quoted thinkers of all time. In this quote, he teaches us about change. He likely wasn’t the first great thinker to discuss this topic and he certainly won’t be the last. One might conclude, from the plethora of statements and essays about the reality of change, that people just aren’t getting the message. Or is it a message that people would rather not hear? Continue reading “WHO NEEDS CHANGE?”
“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”
~ Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was an English author and script writer who made a significant contribution to UK radio. In 1978, he wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy as a radio comedy, which became a series of five books, spawned a TV series and a feature film. Continue reading “Watch Others… And Learn!”
“So you made a mistake in your past? Who among us, was never young and stupid at one time or another? So, you have a few skeletons in your closet…who doesn’t? I don’t know anyone whose closet is that clean. Your past does not define who you are now. It is what you do, and how you live going forward that will ultimately define you and leave a lasting impression on those around you. When you grow from your mistakes, you have gained that cardinal virtue called wisdom.”
~ Nonnie Jules
Nonnie Jules, founder and President of Rave Reviews Book Club, is a visionary, a creative administrator, is fiercely competitive, and a gifted writer. Besides writing poetry, novels, non-fiction, and her blogs, Nonnie also showcases a collection of original quotes on her website Books By Nonnie , and it is here that I found this quote. I find most of her quotes thought provoking, so I visit her site regularly for pearls of wisdom. Because Nonnie Jules is an inspirational leader, those who know her well like to refer to her as Wonder Woman! Continue reading “Grow Up And Get Wise!”