Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
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.
What is to give light, must endure burning.
Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences.
Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.
When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest.
Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfilment.
Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.