- With so much unpredictability in life, the only thing we could control is our own mentalities and attitudes towards the unknown, uncertainties, and emotional turmoils. Perspective matters. Understanding is the key.
- Trust and love can heal everything, in all circumstances. Time is not the only remedy for us to be healed; unless we are being proactive and hold ourselves accountable before changing anything else.
- Without growing resilience from the deep down inner-self, nothing would change.
- I wondered about how I can turn my courage (in responding to crisises or my own very best sense of responsibility) into sustained confidence?
- School taught me how to make assumptions of the world, and now I will de-learn it from my own exploration.
- Food should not just feed your stomach, but your soul which means to be a compassionate and mindful eater focus on Relationship in response to your inner-self as well as with others. Observe your thoughts while eating, and be grateful.
- Don’t hold onto your breath. Breathe. Breathe Deeply. let the air dancing in your body and let the mind be clear as crystal.
- It is important to strengthen our willpower to overcome our mental block. Learn to embrace each moment and laugh away at what happened in the past. Life sometimes is a joke since we were born on this planet.
- To~~embrace~~your deepest fears, doubts, uncertainties, and judgments which would eventually set you free.
- Characteristics matter. They are the engine of change. To turn impossible into possible.
- What makes a good education? How do we cultivate a shared dialogue among the
power (who wants to keep growing and holding onto their power/status/security) and “the oppressed?”
Here are some of the quotes and passages I feel grateful to encounter this year. They keep my spirits high and motivated me to fight for what I believe every single day.
- “To inhabit radical as an ideal is to commit to going beyond one’s familiar or even chosen terrain. It avails you to what you weren’t willing to see, which is the place truth resides.”
- “I think it’s important to take the time to have some self-awareness about what has influenced you, and what you stand for, and being conscious of what’s actually going on. One of my life principles is, inspect your motivation about why you’re doing something. You want to do a self-check that you’re on the right path, and that your actions aren’t driven by ego. That way, you can calibrate your actions and how you communicate around the right purpose. Otherwise, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment.”
- “We must resolve the complications of present practice and present conceptions if the very precision and efficiency of our new knowledge is not to provide a stumbling block to the exercise of fuller humanity.”
- “Thinking is, by contrast, an unfreezer of thoughts and an expander of relations. If one not only knows but feels that each thought has a history and a future, that each thought — each perception, each statement — is a momentary crystallization of an endless distillate, one can allow oneself to move outward, onward, past each point of arrival, toward the perception beyond the first perception, the thought beyond the first thought, the statement beyond the first statement. Whatever someone else appears to be at first thought, or upon second thought, or upon third, is never all that he or she is.” – Geoffrey Sanborn
- “We’ve become a culture where people tweet first, and think second. A reactionary culture where responding quickly has taken precedent over making sure we understand what we are responding to.”
- “Practicing Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) supports my capacity to meet whatever arises, moment to moment, with a heart that is open, strong, resilient, and kind. My perceptions, my choices, and my decisions have greater clarity and come with less internal conflict.” – Valley Mindfulness
- “I see our lives as being a part of an enormous web of interconnected spheres, where the workings of the larger social, political, and corporate machinery impact something as private and intimate as the descent of an egg through a woman’s fallopian tube.”
- “Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” – Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Header photo by Rose @home sweet home, Amherst, MA, USA