Thinking outside the box

Dave Block, USA

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Sometimes you need to think outside the box. If there is something you want and you don't have it, then ask for it, stand up for it, make a difference, make people think, do what you believe is right and forget about your critics. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason.


Harvey Lloyd, USA

(Submitted by the author)

Our minds are ageless and unlimited. When shackled by the bonds of daily routine, a frozen mind-set, stress and fear, our brains lie fallow, filled with the detritus of boring work, fearful of taking risks. That must not be.

Perfect order

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico

(Submitted by Carlos Tornero, Mexico)

Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.

Think like a woman

Victoria Klein, USA

(Submitted by the Art of Living Team)
Here’s a big shocker: men and women are different! Wait, we already knew that … but the differences among us have a continuous impact on how we perceive and interact with the world around us. Case-in-point: more women believe in the scientific consensus of climate change than men do.


Albert Einstein, USA

(Submitted by Jessica Laub, USA)

No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.


Denise Phillips, USA

(Submitted by the Art of Living Team)

Do you believe in coincidences? Have you ever wondered about the mysteries of your personal consciousness in relation to the universe? Have you ever had an experience that defies the laws of cause and effect - that in essence defies logic?

Changing habits

Jurriaan Kamp, Netherlands

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Changing habits is hard. And yet it is simple too. Whatever we do begins with a thought. Whatever we give our attention to materializes. That is the problem and the solution at the same time. Based on our experiences, we are so used to seeing a certain reality that it becomes difficult to look at the same thing and see something different, something new - a new possibility.

On Living as an Art Form

Mehmet Aydin, Turkey

(Submitted by the author)

When I turn to my inner world and ask myself, “What is the meaning of life?”, it's the word 'synthesis' which most often comes to my mind. As long as it isn’t forced, synthesis takes place, along with a balance of some description. A beautiful life is the synthesis of all of life’s major experiences. We are beings who ‘know’, who ‘believe’; we are imbued with moral values and an appreciation of beauty. In other words, it is, to a large extent, the cognitive, religious-inner-spiritual, moral and aesthetic experiences which bestow meaning on our lives.


Denis Diderot, France

(Submitted by François Rey, France)

There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.

Or else

F. Scott Fitzgerald, USA

(Submitted by Françoise Dugard, France)

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

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