Below are some nice words that I kept for myself.


Difficult decisions often have roots that reach into the bedrock of existential concerns and personal responsibility – Irvin D Yalom ( Staring at the Sun – overcoming the terror of death)

Decisions are a via regia, a royal road, into a rich existential domain – the realm of freedom, responsibility, choice, regret, wishing, and willing. To settle for superficial preemptive advice is to forgo the opportunity of exploring this realm… – Irvin D Yalom (The Gift of Therapy – An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients)

Integrity, honesty, responsibility, compassion, love and competence – all flow easily from people whose self-esteem is high… Appreciating our own worth, we are ready to see and respect the worth of others. We radiate trust and hope. We don’t have rules against anything we feel. We also know that we don’t have to act on everything we feel. We can choose. Our intelligence directs our actions. We accepts all of ourselves as human. – Virginia Satir (The New Peoplemaking)

We are not what we do. We are not what we have. We are not what others think of us. Coming home is claiming the truth. I am the beloved child of a loving Creator – Henri Nouwen (Home Tonight)

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Frank Vicktor

Live as if you were living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now – Frank Vicktor (Men’s Search For Meaning)

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. – M. Scott Peck (The Road Less Traveled)

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. – M. Scott Peck (The Road Less Traveled)

The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity-even under the most difficult circumstances-to add a deeper meaning to his life. It may remain brave, dignified and unselfish. Or in the bitter fight for self-preservation he may forget his human dignity and become no more than an animal. Here lies the chance for a man either to make use of or to forgo the opportunities of attaining the moral values that a difficult situation may afford him. And this decides whether he is worthy of his sufferings or not. (Men’s Search For Meaning)

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them – Bruce Lee