Vaclav Havel on responsibility

We too can offer something to you: our experience and knowledge that has come from it. The specific experience I am talking about has given me one certainty: consciousness preceded being and not the other way around, as the Marxists claim. For this reason, the salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and in human responsibility.

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The Dalai Lama on individual action

As always in fact, the living incarnation of compassion seems never to have lost his hold on humanity. “Sometimes,’ he admits, “I wonder whether my efforts really have any effect; I sometimes feel that unless there is a bigger movement, the bigger issues will not change. But how to start this bigger movement? Originally, it must come from individual initiative.”

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“Self discipline is remembering what you really want.” (Source – Flylady email stream)


Joy does not come from what you do; if flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you.

Eckhart Tolle

We create the future

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.

John Schaer (quoted in Flylady at some point)

Daily life

the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

William Morris, quoted on The Happiness Project blog

Walking meditation

Change your To Do list from a stew of chores into a daily walking meditation on the value of life.

Quote from an emailed testimonial to Flylady