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A Quote by Steve Pavlina on test, testing, act, and action

Imaginary testing is unreliable, and in many cases, it’s a huge waste of time and energy.  In truth you just don’t know what will happen until you try.  You may start a business, and it could take off in ways no one could predict.  Or it could be a complete failure.  You could ask for a date and end up with the partner of your dreams.  Or you could be rejected cold.  It’s great to visualize what you want, but you never really know what’s going to happen until you act.

Steve Pavlina

Source: Testing to Failure: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/05/testing-to-failure/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Peter Cajander on meditation, undecided, knowledge, and action

If you don't know what to do, meditate.

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on curiousity, action, and discovery

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

Source: "Fast Company" April 2007, page 51

Contributed by: Janeen

A Quote by Walter Russell on life, thought, action, and responsibility

Every thought and action of anyone affects everyone.

Walter Russell

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Walter Russell on action, nature, and balance

Every action in Nature is voided as it occurs, is repeated as it is voided, and is recorded as it is repeated.

Walter Russell

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on meditation, krishnamurti, mind, silence, and action

When you turn your head from horizon to horizon your eyes see a vast space in which all the things of the earth and of the sky appear. But this space is always limited where the earth meets the sky. The space in the mind is so small. In this little space all our activities seem to take place: the daily living and the hidden struggles with contradictory desires and motives. In this little space the mind seeks freedom, and so it is always a prisoner of itself. Meditation is the ending of this little space. To us, action is bringing about order in this little space of the mind. But there is another action which is not putting order in this little space. Meditation is action which comes when the mind has lost its little space. This vast space which the mind, the I, cannot reach, is silence. The mind can never be silent within itself; it is silent only within the vast space which thought cannot touch. Out of this silence there is action which is not of thought. Meditation is this silence.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Meditations 1969 Part 3

Contributed by: basho

A Quote by Ingvar Kamprad on time, time management, action, activity, success, and productivity

Time is your most important asset.
Split your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few as possible to meaningless activity.

Ingvar Kamprad

Contributed by: strangeways

A Quote by M. Scott Peck on love, choice, agency, action, and intention

Love is as love does. Love is an act of will--namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.

M. Scott Peck

Source: Quoted in "All About Love" by bell hooks

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on action, duties, suffering, and freedom

By all means attend to your duties. Action, in which you are not emotionally involved and which is beneficial and does not cause suffering will not bind you. You may be engaged in several directions and work with enormous zest, yet remain inwardly free and quiet, with a mirror like mind, which reflects all, without being affected.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, simplicity, patience, compassion, action, and thoughts

Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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