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Quotation of the Day for December 14, 2009
"It is no bad idea, if you want anything, to look at people who already have it, and ask how they acquired it. So who and where are the people who have achieved rich self-development?
"Looking around, it is easier to say who they are not. They are seldom into depth analysis. They are not thronging consulting rooms of psychotherapists. They are not recounting their dreams at mind-numbing length. They are not trying to explain their problems in terms of what mummy and daddy did or neglected to do. They are not dredging up their incest fantasies.
"On the contrary, you may find they are busy doing things that passionately interest them. They have work they feel enthusiastic about, absorbing hobbies. They are involved with other people and give time and effort to these human contacts. In short, they are the paid-up, contributing members of the human race. These people demonstrate that personal growth does not happen in a vacuum, but takes place without our directly striving for it when we involve ourselves in the activities, issues, concerns, questions and situations, which are appropriate to our nature."
- Dennis Elwell, in the 'Cosmic Loom', pp. 195-196.
Submitted by: John Cole
Nov. 17, 2009
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