Achievements in and of themselves change little in us…they amount to little more than a merit badge that tarnishes in time; rather it is the suffering we consciously endure in the name of love that helps to perfect and transform […]
Any achievement that doesn’t serve to liberate us from the level of self that measures itself by its successes is only a part of a prison yet to be realized.
Wise persistence always pays the one who serves it at least once, but usually twice. The first payoff — and the most valuable — is the realization that “walls” are immaterial apart from the resistance that lends them their temporary […]
Real achievement — the true measure of how far we have advanced in life — is not determined by what we have acquired, but rather by the degree to which we have put our fears behind us.