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They Said it Better: Success

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
– Booker T. Washington
An incredible thought, from an incredible figure. Sometimes the effort exerted is infinitely more meaningful than the result. While results may not always be within our control, effort and persistence maintained throughout can be the hallmark of achievement.
He also once said, “Character is power.” A wise man, indeed.
Stay inspired,
C x N

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Quick Thought: Enlightenment

This post follows on a previous “They Said it Better” post. Read it here.

Enlightenment is a strange thing. Most people would say it’s an abstract concept, only achieved by a lucky few. But what is possible for some, is possible for others and perhaps all people. I love the quote by Lao Tzu because it puts life in a new perspective. The mere fact that the universe can be more tempered, more balanced because of our inner selves is awe-inspiring. But why is “enlightenment” so distant from ourselves then?

Perhaps there’s a disconnect. A disconnect from what we have and what we want from ourselves and the universe around us. If we can pinpoint our true desires, and put aside the “fluff” of unrealistic aspirations stemming from societal pressure, perhaps enlightenment may not be so far-fetched after all.

Reminds me a bit of this thought I had some time ago.

Live on, everyone. Live like there’s no other you in the world.

Stay inspired,

Curious by Nature

Dawn in North Lake, California. Photo via Flickr.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

– Lao Tzu

I read this somewhere some time ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since. So much meaning, in so few words. Definitely something to live by, wherever we are.

More on this in my follow-up “Quick Thought” post coming your way soon.

Stay inspired,

Curious x Nature

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Note: Sorry about that horrid font earlier!

They Said it Better: Enlightenment