Not my Job to Rescue

Posted on October 29th, by Albert in Responsibility. No Comments

“it is not my job to rescue the world; my role is to be at peace. It is not my function to fix anyone; my purpose is to find the highest good in everyone I see. It is not my responsibility to make everyone happy; trying to make everyone happy is insane, impractical, and impossible. If someone does not wish to be happy, it will do you no good to try to wrest their misery from them. They will not part with it readily, and you will become frustrated. Country wisdom advises, ‘Never wrestle with a pig, you will both get dirty, and the pig likes it.’ Simply love those who do not recognize their own worth. Your vision of their inner beauty will invite them to discover it themselves.” – Alan Cohen from “I had it all the time”

A Fine Whine! (Responsibility, Happiness)

Posted on June 20th, by Albert in Happiness, Responsibility. No Comments

“The more you accept the truth that you are responsible for your own happiness regardless of the external circumstances, the less you can tolerate your own whining.” – Albert

Working Like an Animal

Posted on November 22nd, by Albert in Action, Ease, Effort, Performance, Potential, Purpose, Responsibility, Strive. No Comments

“In the morning when you rise unwillingly, let this thought be present, – I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world? Or have I been made for this, to lie in the bed-clothes and keep myself warm? Do you exist to take pleasure and not at all for action and exertion? Do you not see the little plants , the little birds, the ants, the spiders, the bees working together to put in order their several parts of the universe? And are you unwilling to do the work of  a human being, and to do that which is according to your nature? Nature has fixed bounds for eating and drinking, yet you … Read More »

What does it all mean? You Tell Me

Posted on November 13th, by Albert in Action, Meaning, Purpose, Responsibility. No Comments

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. One should not search for an abstract meaning of life. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” Viktor Frankl – from “Man’s Search for Meaning”

If I could only do it over again

Posted on November 8th, by Albert in Action, Choice, Responsibility. No Comments

“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act right now!” Viktor Frankl from Man’s Search for Meaning