The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how
much fault you find with another, and
regardless of how much you blame
him, it will not change you"
- Wayne Dyer
"Strength does not come from winning.Your
struggles develop your strength. When
you go through hardship and decide
not to surrender, that is strength."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
"The young do not know enough to
be prudent, and therefore they attempt
the impossible -- and achieve it,
generation after generation."
- Pearl S. Buck
When you allow whatever arises to come into your mind, you see that all of it is impermanent. In that seeing, there is a letting go, and past the letting go is silence. A silent mind allows you to see impermanence even more clearly, which leads to more letting go, and in turn deeper penetration into silence. These two things feed each other, what I'm calling wisdom and what I'm calling silence. Each deepens the other.
It is true that on the threshold of silence we often experience fear. It is the ego that is afraid. In the panoramic attention required for choice-less awareness, the ego is not allowed to occupy center stage, where it thinks it belongs, and it begins to wonder what life will be like in silence, where it won't be present at all. This fear resembles the fear of death, because entering into silence is a temporary death for the ego. Naturally, it is afraid.
When this fear comes up, you shouldn't regard it as an obstacle or hindrance; it is just one more aspect of the noise. Your encounter with this fear is very valuable, and the skill called for is just to stay with it. In time, like every other phenomenon, it will pass away. When it does, all that will be left is silence.
—Larry Rosenberg, Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg & David Guy
"You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances,
the seasons, or the wind, but
you can change yourself"
- Jim Rohn
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can
begin it. Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it."
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer
"He, who every morning plans the
Transactions of the day, and follows that plan
Carries a thread that will guide him through
A labyrinth of the most busy life."
- Victor Hugo r
"Achievement seems to be connected
With action. Successful men and
Women keep moving. They make
Mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton