A Quote by Anaïs Nin on growth, relative, past, present, future, life, and living

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Michael J. Fox on disease, growth, and parkinsons

If you were to rush in to this room right now and announce that you had struck a deal-with God, Allah, Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Bill Gates, whomever - in which the ten years since my diagnosis could be magically taken away, traded in for ten more years as the person I was before, I would, without a moment's hesitation, tell you to take a hike.

Michael J. Fox

Source: Lucky Man: A Memoir

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A Quote by unknown on travel, learning, life, and growth

There is only so much you can learn in one place... the more time that you wait, the more time that you waste...


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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on inner world space, paying attention, time, and growth

Everything beckons to us to perceive it,
murmurs at every turn ‘Remember me!’
A day we passed, too busy to receive it,
will yet unlock us all its treasury.

Who shall compute our harvest?  Who shall bar
us from the former years, the long departed?
What have we learnt from living since we started,
except to find in others what we are?

Except to re-enkindle commonplace?
O house, O sloping field, O setting sun!
Your features form into a face, you run,
you cling to us, returning our embrace!

One space spreads through all creatures equally-
Inner-world-space.  Birds quietly flying go
flying through us.  Oh, I that want to grow,
the tree I look outside at grows in me!

It stands in me, that house I look for still,
in me that shelter I have not possessed.
I, the now well-beloved: on my breast
this fair world’s image clings and weeps her fill.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

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A Quote by Yvon Chouinard on growth, business, and customers

Growth isn't central at all, because I'm trying to run this company as if it's going to be here a hundred years from now. And if you take where we are today and add 15% growth, like public companies need to have for their stock to stay up in value, I'd be a multi-trillion-dollar company in 40 years. Which is impossible, of course.

So all of these companies that are going for the big growth, if it continues for any length of time, will outlast their resources and outlast their customers and go belly-up. And that's why these huge companies have massive layoffs all the time.

Since I'm trying to run this company like it's going to be around a hundred years from now, we have to limit our growth and keep it to what we call "natural growth." In other words, I don't advertise on billboards in inner cities so that kids buy our black down jackets instead of The North Face's. In fact, we hardly advertise at all.

We grow by letting the customer tell us. So when the customer tells us that they're frustrated, that they just got their catalogue and we're already out of a product they wanted, then it tells me that we're not making enough. We let the customer tell us instead of creating an artificial demand for our products. Any time you're making products that people don't need, you're at the mercy of the economy, you're at the mercy of whatever is going on. So we tried to avoid that situation.

Yvon Chouinard

Source: The TH Interview: Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia (Part One):

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A Quote by Virginia Casey on tears, rain, growth, and soil

"Tears are like rain. They loosen up our soil so we can grow in
different directions."

Virginia Casey

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Chinese Proverb on growth


Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

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A Quote by Aron Ralston on adversity, growth, blessings, embrace, and seek

Adversity is the source of our deepest growth and greatest blessings; embrace it, dare to seek it.

Aron Ralston

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on obstacles and growth

The obstacles to the growth of intuitive knowledge are:

            •   Eagerness for results
            •   Use of the imagination, whether intellectually or emotionally
            •   Intrusion of irrelevant thoughts during meditation
            •   Ingratitude and skepticism when intuitive perceptions cannot yet be understood intellectually
            •   Self-complacency and unwillingness to confess mistakes

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 121

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A Quote by Arjuna Ardagh on evolution, growth, development, deepening, rivering, and experience

What was considered a peak mystical experience a few years ago is today the basic platform of sanity from which our exploration begins.

Arjuna Ardagh

Source: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You are Waking Up and Changing the World, Pages: 41

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