Maxims to live by; collected throughout 2016 from books, speeches, even movies or just written by me, that I can stick to in 2017.
17#1- I am One yet I am multitudes.
17#2- Experience is the one true mistress of all masters.
17#3- In all what you do, Remember the end & you shall never sin.
17#4- Always —Express what you experience.
17#5- Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
17#6- Courage is grace under pressure.
17#7- One is not born, but rather becomes a human being.
17#8- Leaving is nothing but arriving
17#9- To your own self, be true so you won’t be false to any man.
17#10- You’ll only feast on your life once you love again the stranger who was yourself.
17#11- Pressure will get you to a deeper revelation to yourself, a truer choice, & character’s nature.
17#12- I have therefore found it necessary to deny knowledge, in order to make room for faith.
17#13- Experiencing the opposite is as crucial as experiencing a thing. & what is even more crucial is forming a synthesis between the two.
17#14- Understanding―rather than knowledge―is the pinnacle of intimacy & in turn authenticity.
17#15- Every encounter is a chance for intimacy ― most of all self-encounters.
17#16- The more you realize that you contain multitudes, the more you empathize with multitudes.
17#17- The best gift you can give to others is a journey of self-discovery, to share their question, not your answers.
17#18- Addiction & perpetual longing for the Creator are two sides of a coin.
17#19- Enduring a compliment is much harder than enduring an insult.
17#20- To teach is to learn twice.
17#21- Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, remember always to cherish the company.
17#22- Focus on the story, not your character.
17#23- Understanding begins from deep within.
The more your focus is centered on understanding within, you will understand without.
17#24- Each man has his own story. When it’s your time to tell, tell yours.
17#25- When I give, I give myself.
17#26- Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray. So to focus on the One you need to embrace the second within so that they become One.
17#27- To suffer is to let it be. To let is to willingly Love. To Love is to accept what Love creates. To Suffer is, then, to create within as much as without.
17#28- Let go of yourself, rather than losing it.
17#29- As much as you’re a prisoner. You are -most of the times- the prison.
17#30- For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.
17#31- Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
17#32- Observe rather than see
17#33- While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.So always as you remember the end, Remember the beginning.
17#34- Always serve deliberately, Love deliberately or do never. & Accept only deliberate service & Love or do never.
17#35- Being indifferent to evil is being indifferent to good. Being indifferent to hate is being indifferent to Love.
17#36- Sustain equity rather than equality, justice rather than judgment, Love rather than Law.