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December 30, 2009

For this last post of the year, I thought I would share with you 10 quotes that inspired me this year or that spoke to things that have been happening in my life.  If you were so inclined, I would love it if you would share with me quotes that inspired you (please use the comment section).


1- Work is love made visible.
—Kahlil Gibran

2- The more efficient you are at doing the wrong thing, the wronger you become.
—Russel Ackoff

3- Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

4- The truly free man has no choice, he simply does what must be done.
—Dane Rudyar, French author, composer, and astrologer

5- The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.
—Byron Katie, Loving What Is.

6- Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous –
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us: it is in everyone,
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

—Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love.

7- Rule Number 6: “Don’t take yourself so g—damn seriously.”
—Rosamund and Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibility

8- Need to decide between two options? Don’t choose. Instead create a better option.
—Roger Martin, The Opposable Mind

9- I surrender to the larger design that I am co-creating.
—Beatrice’s mantra

10- The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture beyond them into the impossible.
—Arthur C. Clarke’s second Law

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