Strong is the soul, kind, and wise, and beautiful.  —Matthew Arnold

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Strong is the soul, kind, and wise, and beautiful.

MATTHEW ARNOLD

British poet

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OD Sharma from New Delhi FEBRUARY 7, 2018
BEAUTIFUL


The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. —Goldie Hawn
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. —Booker T. Washington
Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good. —Malcolm Gladwell
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. —Charles Dickens
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. —Nido Qubein
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  —Mark Twain
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. —Thornton Wilder
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. —Erich Seligmann Fromm
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. —Confucius
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. —Pema Chödrön
Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.  —Joyce Meyer
Your vision becomes clear when you look inside your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. —Carl Gustav Jung
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. —Elizabeth Foley
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. —Anaïs Nin
Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free. —Shannon L. Alder

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