My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
That little extra that counts. The care that is appreciated. As Gucci points out, "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten."
Let's consider some that are truly empowering: Is there a message for me in this experience? What's the gift in this situation? What can I learn from this? What's the most loving thing I could do now? What's the most important thing for me to focus on now? What would I do if I knew I could not fail? What would I do if there were nothing to fear?
Such thoughts rob us of our time, diminish enjoyment, and reduce the quality of the present moment. At our journey's end, we may look back and realize that every hour spent worrying was a precious gift thrown away.
Not helpful to partner or work with someone who is happy with second best, or for whom "good enough" is good enough.
Preceded by communication and followed by understanding, resulting in compassion. Caring about others is the basis of social behavior. It's of mutual benefit and in my opinion should be the number one quality fostered by education.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Those who seek the frontiers of their creativity and who strive to reach higher levels of consciousness and wisdom, were described by Maslow as 'self-realizing' individuals. He described a hierarchy of human needs in which our basic survival is the first priority, and the needs concerned with our highest potential follow on when other needs have been met. Continues