HeartQuotes from September, 2003
"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden."
"Our mental and emotional diets determine our overall energy levels, health,
and well-being to a far greater extent than most people realize. Every
thought and feeling, no matter how big or small, impacts our inner energy
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your
temper or your self confidence."
"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within
"In communications that are difficult or draining, ease into the
heart and find something to appreciate about the person you're dealing with,
a feeling of compassion or kindness. This will clear your mind and give you
the coherence you need to know what to say next. That's energy efficiency
"Physiologically, it simply doesn't matter whether your anger is justified
or not. The body doesn't make moral judgements about feelings; it just
"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done.
Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then
it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
"When man is serene, the pulse of the heart flows and connects, just as
pearls are joined together or like a string of red jade, then one can talk
about a healthy heart."
A problem is a chance for you to do your best."
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed
to help you discover who you are."
"I am still learning."
"We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be
dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in
our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover."
"Our genetic heritage endows each of us with a series of emotional
set-points that determines our temperament. But the brain circuitry
involved is extraordinarily malleable; temperament is not destiny."
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the
slave of your model."
"Every day doctors have to deal with people who are worn out and unable
to stand up to the life they lead. They generally assert that it is impossible
to alter the way they live, and sincerely believe that their overwork is
the product of circumstance, whereas it is bound up with their own intimate
problems. It is ambition, fear of the future, love of money, jealousy, or
social injustice that makes men strive and overwork, invent all sorts of
unnecessary tasks, keep late hours, take too little sleep, take
insufficient holidays, or use their holidays badly. Their minds are
overtense, so that at night they cannot sleep and by day they doubly
fatigue themselves at their work."