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“Being human means being able to transcend the so-called laws of nature and make something happen that is larger than us.”

Quote by Sadhguru

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“Do not think about enlightenment – look at your limitations and how to go beyond them. That’s the way to progress.”

Quote by Sadhguru

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“No matter how far the material world advances, it cannot establish the happiness of mankind. Only when material and spiritual civilization are linked and coordinated will happiness be assured. Then material civilization will not contribute its energies to the forces of evil in destroying the oneness of humanity, for in material civilization good and evil advance together and maintain the same pace. For example, consider the material progress of man in the last decade. Schools and colleges, hospitals, philanthropic institutions, scientific academies and temples of philosophy have been founded, but hand in hand with these evidences of development, the invention and production of means and weapons for human destruction have correspondingly increased. In early days the weapon of war was the sword; now it is the magazine rifle. Among the ancients, men fought with javelins and daggers; now they employ shells and bombs.”

Quote by Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 109

Science does not ask “Why?” Because it can only answer “What?” and “How?”

Science is very, very good at answering “What?” questions, such as “What are the colors of the sky?” And science is pretty good at answering the “How?” questions, such as, “How did these colors get here?” but science is unable to answer “Why is there a sky? Why do we have color?” We can describe gravity and thermodynamics and how the atmosphere formed, but we cannot say why it all exists. …

Science only moves forward by discovering things that are not true — by falsification.

Industry, business, and most other professions do not concern themselves with what is true or false. They concern themselves with what works.

Science is about discovering falsehoods. Religion is about having faith in the belief that some things are true.

Quote by Thomas P. Seager, PhD, The Polymath Project

“When you wish to reflect upon or consider a matter, you consult something within you. You say, shall I do it, or shall I not do it? Is it better to make this journey or abandon it? Whom do you consult? Who is within you deciding this question? Surely there is a distinct power, an intelligent ego. Were it not distinct from your ego, you would not be consulting it. It is greater than the faculty of thought. It is your spirit which teaches you, which advises and decides upon matters. Who is it that interrogates? Who is it that answers? There is no doubt that it is the spirit and that there is no change or transformation in it, for it is not a composition of elements, and anything that is not composed of elements is eternal. Change and transformation are peculiarities of composition. There is no change and transformation in the spirit. … The spirit is ever the same; no change or transformation can you perceive, and because there is no change or transformation, it is everlasting and permanent.”

Quote by Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 243

“… the purpose of the Manifestation of God and the dawning of the limitless lights of the Invisible is to educate the souls of men, and refine the character of every living man – so that blessed individuals, who have freed themselves from the murk of the animal world, shall rise up with those qualities which are the adornings of the reality of man. The purpose is that earthlings should turn into the people of Heaven, and those who walk in darkness should come into the light, and those who are excluded should join the inner circle of the Kingdom, and those who are as nothing should become intimates of the everlasting Glory. It is that the portionless should gain their share of the boundless sea, and the ignorant drink their fill from the living fount of knowledge; that those who thirst for blood should forsake their savagery, and those who are barbed of claw should turn gentle and forbearing, and those who love war should seek instead for true conciliation; it is that the brutal, their talons razor-sharp, should enjoy the benefits of lasting peace; that the foul should learn that there is a realm of purity, and the tainted find their way to the rivers of holiness.”

Quote by Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, pp. 10-11

Source: BahaiTeachings.org: What Is My Purpose? (Written by David Langness)

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“The thirst for more is comically absurd when you zoom out and see that nothing matters. It’s all about zooming in deep to the life you already lead. Your health, your loved ones, your work, your interests, your desire to help others, your values, your existence.”

Quote from Human Parts: The Meaning of Life Is Absurd

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“If we want to reignite innovation and passion, we have to rehumanize work. When shame becomes a management style, engagement dies. When failure is not an option we can forget about learning, creativity, and innovation.”

Quote by Brené Brown

Engagement of clients is key, but engagement of employees is the key that keeps the engine running.

The ultimate question is, “Are you engaged?”.

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Quote by Albert Einstein

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Build your community with people, not for them.

Three Stages to Creating a Community

It's just like building a fire.

  1. Spark the flame: Get your people together.
  2. Stoke the fire: Stay with it. Make sure people stick together.
  3. Pass the torch: Growing together means taking responsibility as a leader to create more leaders.

Remember, the community you crave won't form without someone willing to take the first step. You can spark a community. Don't sit back and wait for one to appear. You're the difference.

Source: Get Together Book

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Galaxies within a few million light years of each other can gravitationally affect each other in predictable ways, but scientists have observed mysterious patterns between distant galaxies that transcend those local interactions.

These discoveries hint at the enigmatic influence of so-called “large-scale structures” which, as the name suggests, are the biggest known objects in the universe. These dim structures are made of hydrogen gas and dark matter and take the form of filaments, sheets, and knots that link galaxies in a vast network called the cosmic web. We know these structures have major implications for the evolution and movements of galaxies, but we’ve barely scratched the surface of the root dynamics driving them.

The secret of these synchronized galaxies may pose a threat to the cosmological principle, one of the basic assumptions about the universe. This principle states that the universe is basically uniform and homogenous at extremely large scales. But the “existence of correlations in quasar axes over such extreme scales would constitute a serious anomaly for the cosmological principle,” as Hutsemékers and his colleagues note in their study.

Quasar alignments are not the only hurdles that oddly synchronized galaxies have presented to established models of the universe. In fact, one of the most contentious debates in cosmology these days is centered around the unexpected way in which dwarf galaxies appear to become neatly aligned around larger host galaxies such as the Milky Way.

Source: Becky Ferreira, VICE

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The quality of our life — emotionally, physically, and mentally — is directly proportional to the quality of our relationships.

What makes you feel happy or fulfilled isn’t the relationship itself, but the interactions that make that relationship up.

The only path to achieving the goal of a fulfilling life is to have fulfilling relationships, and those relationships can only be created by consistently connecting through meaningful interactions.

When you think something positive and you genuinely believe it, voice it.

  1. When you voice positive thoughts, you make the recipient feel emotionally uplifted.
  2. This feeling elevates their appreciation of you and the relationship you share.
  3. Because you were the source of that interaction, their emotional response creates an incredibly fulfilling sense of happiness and satisfaction in you.

When you practice Positive Alacrity, you’re not only uplifting others. Above all, you’re uplifting yourself.

Example

  1. Recognition: Think of something positive that happened within the last 24 hours, then ask yourself: “Who was the cause of (or involved in) this experience that I could thank or compliment?”
  2. Specificity: Ask yourself: “What specifically did I like or appreciate about this experience/situation?”
  3. Action: Now, voice it. Pay this person a face-to-face visit. If that doesn’t work, call them. If you can’t call them, then text or email them; immediately, before you finish reading this.

Source: Harvard Second Generation Study and Patrick Ewers, Pocket

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“Confidence without clarity is always a disaster.”

Quote by Sadhguru

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