Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
(Photograph by Gernot Keller)
(Photograph by PD Photo)
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
– Helen Keller
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
– Dalai Lama
This quote inspired some of my thoughts in my most recent blog post, The Philosophy of Life – In Pursuit of Happiness.
For me, Dalai Lama’s quote is inspiring and though it’s short and the idea is simple, it speaks volumes to me. It brings focus back to you as a person – it’s your life and you make it yourself. You are the one responsible for creating your own life, and in doing so you need to use both your intellect, but also your heart. You need to look inside yourself and figure out what it is you want with life, no one else can make that decision for you.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein