The Oasis Within by Tom Morris
Life is meant to be a series of adventures. Enjoy the good along with the bad
The real secret of life is to carry in your heart an oasis every day, a place of rest and refreshment within you.
Wisdom in life is almost always about perspective. You can see problems as they truly are, think clearly and act well, even in challenging times
Stay in the present – the past is gone, and future is not yet come. Can think of future or past but only to the point it helps, not obsessively
The purpose of any oasis is to assist in a journey. It is not the final destination
Balance is very important. However, it is not a steady, static thing. It is ever changing
Real balance simply means changing and redirecting our energy when the time is right. While you’re doing something that’s worth your time, you should do it with all your heart. Then, when the moment for change comes, you can go do something else.
When you pay attention to life, truly pay attention, many good lessons come your way. The most tempestuous things in life often carry with them the deepest and most useful lessons about our actions, our abilities
Many things that have power for good have corresponding power for ill
There are two kinds of opportunities – one for particular action and one for directions of growth
People sometimes resist their own best future because of, primarily, some form of fear – fear of the unknown, failure, what other swill think or say or even success that they’re not sure they can handle
Trust the process of living and learning. Keep your eyes open. And be sensitive to the tug of your heart when a path that’s right for you may appear.
Stay in a job you love as long as you love what you’re doing and think you have something distinctive to contribute
Nobility and humility together form the path of true greatness
Far too many people fear their own inner power and turn away from it