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Grow yourself

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Grow yourself and other people

Being comfortable within yourself is the starting point in opening up to the world. I try to facilitate this with yoga, meditation and travelling solo from time to time. 

…the cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself, to search realistically and regularly the process of your own mind and feelings. In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. These are, of course important in measuring one’s successs in material matters and it is perfectly understandable if many people exert themselves mainly to achieve all these. But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being. Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others – qualities which are within easy reach of every soul – are the foundation of one’s spiritual life. Development in matters of nature is inconceivable without serious introspection, without knowing yourself, your weaknesses and mistakes

— Nelson Mandela

Shape your path

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl Jung

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.

— The Bhagavad Gita

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone

— Psalm 118:22

Never stop learning

I am a big believer of continuous learning. Education, both formal and informal, is a corner stone of a fruitful life.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

— Benjamin Franklin

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

— Aristotle

I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.

— Orhan Pamuk


Be patient when things don’t come your way immediately. 

You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes well you just might find. You get what you need

— The Rolling Stones

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

— A.A. Milne

Genius is eternal patience.

— Michelangelo


Seven Deadly Sins: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

— Barack Obama

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

— Confucius