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Make Room for Joy!

Sorrow prepares you for joy.

It violently sweeps everything out of your house,
so that new joy can find space to enter.

It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart,
so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.

It pulls up the rotten roots,
so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,
far better things will take their place.

― Rumi

Ten Thousand Flowers in Spring

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

 Wu-Men, The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry

A Different Approach to Time Management

To allow oneself
to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns,
to surrender to too many demands,
to commit oneself to too many projects,
to want to help everyone in everything,
is to succumb to the violence of our times.

― Thomas Merton


Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.

Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.

Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.

― Martha Postlewaite

Top Three Attributes Microsoft CEO Looks for in a Leader

What if you are standing on a crossroad and you see a baby fall, what will you do?

Take a few minutes to read this refreshing and inspiring article by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Top Three Attributes Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Looks for In a Leader where Nadella mentions the importance of:

  • Creating clarity when none exists
  • Creating energy and the importance of solitude
  • Creating success in what is an over-constrained space

Nadella also shares that if you think about creating anything new, any new product, any new business, as a leader, the one skill that you need more than any other skill is that deep sense of empathy. Click here to read on!