an opportunity

Life is an opportunity to make the best of things when we cannot better them. It is rarely so bad that this best amounts to nothing good. It is usually worth living, though its value is often concealed by pain and strain, during a search for meaning that resembles a treasure hunt.

everyone wants happiness

The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy. - Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Steve Jobs

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference …

Boeddha en de moordenaar

Een oud boeddhistisch verhaal over een misdadiger die monnik wordt.  Boeddha heeft ooit een moordenaar als discipel geaccepteerd en dat was bepaald geen gewone moordenaar. Zijn naam was Angulimala. De naam Angulimala betekent 'iemand die een halssnoer van mensenvingers draagt'. Hij had gezworen dat hij duizend mensen zou doden. Elk van die duizend hakte hij …

Yeah, right..

On hearing one of his students use the expression, "I don't know nothing about it..." a teacher took the opportunity to explain about double negatives and correct grammar to the class. The teacher explained, "In the English and Dutch language a double negative makes the statement positive, so your assertion that you 'don't know nothing …

Harsh words

Never speak harsh words For they will rebound upon you. Angry words hurt And the hurt rebounds. Like a broken gong.

Focus

I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants. If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important …