The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.

Mortimer Adler

To Ponder: I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately, the most learning I’ve done in my life is between jobs. –Anthony Michael Hall     Love of learning led to monasteries, which became the cradle of academic guilds. — John Ortberg   How are you still learning? What would you like to learn […]

Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.

Owen Feltham

To Ponder: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.   –Ralph Waldo Emerson     To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man […]

Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.

Deepak Chopra

To Ponder: Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. —Mike Yaconelli References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/deepakchop599949.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mikeyacone825303.html

Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence.

Daniel Goleman

To Ponder: There’s a popular concept of ‘intelligence’ as book smarts, like calculus or chess, as opposed to, say, social skills. So people say that ‘it takes more than intelligence to succeed in human society.’ –Eliezer Yudkowski References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/danielgole585897.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/eliezeryud596830.html  

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Theodore Roosevelt

To Ponder: By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. –Grenville Kleiser Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences. –Dalai Lama References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/theodorero125564.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/grenvillek158311.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/dalailama446743.html

Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken.

Pope Benedict XVI

To Ponder: Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable. –Bill Gates Prevention is better than cure. –Desisiderus Erasmus   References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/popebenedi793574.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/desiderius148997.html  https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/billgates626184.html

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Ponder: Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.– Napoleon Hill   References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ralphwaldo106883.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/napoleonhi152875.html

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.

Martha Stewart

To Ponder: Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan. — John C. Maxwell   References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/marthastew173349.html?src=t_open-minded https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johncmaxw600893.html.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

  To Ponder: Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness — Eurpides     Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. –Jenn Proske   References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/euripides149013.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/laotzu101043.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jennproske562161.html

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.

Bill Bradle

To Ponder: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. –Steve Jobs   References. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnquincy386752.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/billbradle173567.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/stevejobs173474.html