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Open Hearts

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” —Pema Chodron

Example

“The master is content to serve as an example and not to impose her will.” —Tao Te Ching

Approaching the End

“As one approaches the end, one begins to see life as it truly is.” —Hercule Poirot

Change the Ending

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. —C.S. Lewis

Choices

You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. —Fred Rogers

Present

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. —Jim Carrey

Virtue

“The virtue of a person is measured not by his outstanding efforts, but by his everyday behavior.” —Blaise Pascal

The Indispensable Man

Sometime when you’re feeling important; Sometime when your ego’s in bloom; Sometime when you take it for granted, You’re the best qualified in the room: Sometime when you feel that your going, Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions, And see how they humble your soul. Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining,

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On Habits

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice.” — Octavia Butler

Waste Not

“We are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not Ill-supplied but wasteful of it.” — Seneca