In diesem letzten Abschnitt füge ich einige Zitate und kleine Geschichten bei (einige auf Englisch), die mich in den letzten Jahren begleitet haben. Hoffentlich bringen sie Ihnen Freude und sind Ihnen nützlich.

Ich wünsche Ihnen, dass Sie glücklich sein mögen
Alicia Marín Muniesa


„Nie vom andern Dank erwarten, aber immer selbst dankbar sein können, das ist das Privileg einer recht gebauten Seele.“
Theodor Heuss

„Die Eltern sollten uns nie das Leben lehren wollen...
denn sie würden uns ihr Leben lehren...“
Rainer Maria Rilke

„Es ist die Kunst – zu leben!“
Rainer Maria Rilke

„Kunst heißt,
nicht wissen, dass die Welt schon ist,
und eine machen...“
Rainer Maria Rilke

„Auch aus Steinen, die einem in den Weg gelegt werden, kann man Schönes bauen.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

„Es ist nicht genug zu wissen - man muss auch anwenden. Es ist nicht genug zu wollen - man muss auch tun.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

„Wo viel Licht ist, ist auch viel Schatten.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

„Wer nicht mehr liebt und nicht mehr irrt, der lasse sich begraben.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

„Man reist nicht um anzukommen, sondern um zu reisen.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

„Alle kräftigen Menschen lieben das Leben.“
Heinrich Heine

„Habe Geduld
gegen alles Ungelöste in deinem Herzen
und versuche,
die Fragen selbst lieb zu haben,
wie verschlossene Stuben oder ein neues Buch,
das in fremder Sprache geschrieben ist.
Forsche nicht nach Antworten,
die dir nicht gegeben sind,
weil du sie nicht leben kannst.
Und darum handelt es sich doch:
alles zu leben.
Lebe jetzt die Fragen!
Vielleicht lebst du dann eines neuen Tages,
ohne es zu merken,
in die Antwort hinein.“
Rainer Maria Rilke (Briefe an einen jungen Dichter)

„Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut. Das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar.“
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Der kleine Prinz)

„Sei du selbst die Veränderung, die du dir wünschst für diese Welt.“
Mahatma Gandhi

„Gestern ist vergangen. Morgen ist noch nicht gekommen. Wir haben nur heute. Lasst uns beginnen.“

„Wenn du Menschen verurteilst, hast du keine Zeit, sie zu lieben.“

„Wir fühlen, dass alles, was wir tun, nur ein Tropfen ist im Ozean. Aber wäre dieser Tropfen nicht, so würde er den Ozeanen fehlen.“

„Freude ist ein Netz, in dem man Seelen fangen kann.“
Mutter Theresa

"Thirty spokes are made one by holes in a hub.
Together with the vacancies between them,
They compose a wheel.
The use of clay in moulding pitchers
Comes from the hollow of its absence;
Doors, windows in a house
Are used for their emptiness:
Thus we are helped by what is not
To use what is."
Taoist verse

"Nothing has changed, only I have changed.
Thus, everything has changed."
Hindu proverb

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Blessing

"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death."
William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

"And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of."
William Shakespeare (Julius Cesar)

"Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."
R. W. Emerson

"In the quantum world, relationships are not just interesting
They are all there is to reality."
Margaret Wheatley

"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home."
Author Unknown

May the sun
bring you new energy by day,
may the moon
softly restore you by night,
may the rain
wash away your worries,
may the breeze
blow new strength into your being.
may you walk
gently through the world and know
its beauty all the days of your life.
Apache blessing

Kleine Geschichten

Once they asked Buddha what surprised him most about mankind.

He replied: "Humans lose their health in order to earn money and later on they lose their money to recover their health. And by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget to live the present. Thus they end up by living neither the present nor the future. They live as if they never had to die, and die as if they had never lived."

The Story of the Tiny Frogs

Once upon a time there were a bunch of tiny frogs that arranged a climbing competition. Their goal was to reach the top of a Very High Tower. A big crowd gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.
The race began. Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. The tiny frogs heard statements such as, "Oh, WAY too difficult! They'll NEVER make it to the top." And, "There's not a chance that they'll succeed. The tower is too high."
The tiny frogs began collapsing one by one, except for those, which in a fresh wave, were climbing higher and higher. The crowd continued to yell, "It's too difficult! No one will make it!" More tiny frogs got tired and gave up. But, ONE tiny frog continued to climb higher and higher and higher. This one would not give up!
At the end, all the tiny frogs had given up climbing the tower except for this one tiny frog, which after a big effort, was the only one that reached the top! All the other frogs, naturally, wanted to know how this one tiny frog had managed to do it. A contestant asked a tiny frog how the one that had succeeded had found the strength to reach his goal. It turned out that the winner was DEAF!
So, the moral of this story is, never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic because they take your wonderful dreams and wishes away from you - the ones you hold in your heart. Always think of the power that words have, because everything you hear and read will affect your actions. Therefore, be positive, and above all be DEAF when people tell you that you cannot fulfill your dreams.
Always think, "I can do this!"

Two Wolves (Cherokee wisdom)

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


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