Obstacles are put in our way to see if what we want is worth fighting for.

Dialogue in my Consciousness Lecture

Student: Can subjectivity arise without language?

Professor: (Pauses for a moment and says) Yet you already opened your mouth.

You must show no mercy… nor have any beliefs whatsoever in how others judge you. For your greatness shall silence them all.
The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have it’s thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools. — Thucydides
Will beats skill when skill lacks will.
thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.

thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.

(via seenewperspectives)

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that
human beings, by changing the inner aspects of their minds,
can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James
Most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into the habit of using only his little finger. William James
It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Your mind is like a parachute; It works best when it’s open. Rickson Gracie