Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony

— Mahatma Gandhi

“One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is Negativity. It’s anger, sadness, stress, contempt, disgust, fear, embarrassment, guilt, shame and hate.

The other is Positivity. It’s joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and above all, love.’
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:
‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed

“The success of the intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor.”

— William O’Brien

“Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others”
— John Maxwell

“To Thine Own Self Be True” – William Shakespeare

The more authentic and honest you are in your interaction with the world, both professionally and personally, the better you will be placed to do the kind of work which will touch others and move their hearts and minds.

— Interpreted by Tom Hiddleston


生命只可在目前一刻找到,但我们很少会真心投入此刻。相反地, 我们喜欢追逐 过去或憧憬未来。我们常以为自己就是自己, 而其实我们一直以来都甚少与自己真正接触。我们的心只忙于追逐昨天的回忆和明天的梦想。唯一去与生命重新接触, 就是回到目前这一刻。 只有当你重回这一刻,你才会觉醒过来。而就只有这时, 你才可以找回真我。

Life can be found only in the present moment, but our minds rarely dwell in the present moment. Instead we chase after the past or long for the future. We think we are being ourselves, but in fact we almost never are in real contact with ourselves.

Our minds are too busy chasing after yesterday’s memories or tomorrow’s dreams. The only way to be in touch with life is to return to the present moment. Once you know how to return to the present moment, you will become awakened, and at that moment, you will find your true self.

 — 一行禅师《故道白云》Thích Nhất Hạnh《Old Path White Clouds》 

Decision-makers commonly mistake complex systems for simply complicated ones and look for solutions without realizing that ‘learning to dance’ with a complex system is definitely different from ‘solving’ the problems arising from it. — Roberto Poli

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

— Maya Angelou

“Whenever you have no blueprint to tell you in detail what to do, you must work artfully.”
— Robert D. Austin and Lee Devin, Artful Making, 2003

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you”


A designer knows perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing more that can be taken away.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
― Viktor E. Frankl

We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are. – The Talmud

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”