To my mind there must be, at the bottom of it all, not an equation, but an utterly simple idea. And to me that idea, when we finally discover it, will be so compelling, so inevitable, that we will say to one another, “Oh, how beautiful. How could it have been otherwise?”
– John Archibald Wheeler
I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
And I would not have the tears that sadness makes
To flow from my every part turn into laughter.
I would that my life remain a tear and a smile. Continue reading
It’s been said that you cannot give away what you do not have. One of the most spiritual important insights or secrets in life is that you already have, and always have had, what you need to give away! Continue reading
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or
have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! Continue reading
“How often we forget that the very task we are doing may have more effect upon us than we have upon it. In our self-centeredness, we see ourselves acting upon our world and we lose the awareness that we are participating in a universe that is acting in partnership with us.What a burden we put on ourselves when we see ourselves as the only or the primary actor. Continue reading
There are three factors that consistently appear to forcefully impact the capacity of the organisation to succeed in achieving results. The first is the ability of the organisation to give original and unique responses to its customers. The second is the capacity of the organisation to create new knowledge and apply it successfully to products and processes. The last factor is the ability of the organisation to create a workplace in which each person chooses accountability for making the entire enterprise successful. Continue reading
The age of revolution requires revolutionaries.
If you act like a ward of your organization, you’ll be one, and both you and your company will lose. So if you’re still acting like a courtier, or a consort, bending to the prejudices of top management, bufﬁng up their outsized egos, fretting about what they want to hear, getting calluses on your knees—stop! You’re going to rob yourself and your company of a future that’s worth having. No excuses. No fear. If you’re going to be an activist, these have to be more than T-shirt slogans. Continue reading
The following excerpt is from an article by Easwaran that appeared in the Autumn 2006 issue of our quarterly Blue Mountain journal:
“Not long ago it was considered impossible for a human being to run a mile in less than four minutes. The ‘four-minute mile’ was a built-in physiological limitation, a kind of invisible wall that one could approach but never break through. And while everybody believed this, it was true. People resigned themselves to watching the record creep up by hundredths of a second, harder and harder to beat as the magic wall got closer.
“And then somebody who didn’t believe in invisible walls – a young English physician, Roger Bannister – ran faster. It was humanly possible! Belief in a four-minute barrier collapsed. It took just six weeks for another runner to break Bannister’s record, and today, mothers and students go out on weekends and run at speeds that experts once decreed beyond human reach. Today some say the real limit is a three-minute mile. But most people are unwilling to set limits at all, and records are broken regularly. Continue reading
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Due to several requests, I have decided to restart ‘Random Thoughts’ using a different medium to make it easier for us all.
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