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He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
-- Rabindranath Tagore


Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Beyond yourself

The most reliable route to an empty life is to live only for yourself. Every other pain becomes magnified by the pain of self absorption.

Yet you always have a way to get away from that unbearable emptiness. Begin to sincerely care for someone or something beyond yourself, and a golden warmth enters your life.

Look back on your experiences and you’re sure to recall times when this very thing has happened. Give of yourself, and you begin to know a sense of purpose that cannot be reached in any other way.

Behind every desire is a longing for meaning and fulfillment. To quench that thirst for meaning, seek to live beyond yourself.

Before you speak, choose words that will serve a greater good. Before you act, choose efforts that will make a positive contribution to the world around you.

In small things and large, use the opportunity of each moment to see and to act beyond your own concerns. Again and again, the success you create by doing so will be real and fulfilling.

— Ralph Marston

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