Out of all the books I have read over the years on personal development & spirituality, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People has had the most profound effect on my views on the world and myself. It seemed to clarify and confirm many feelings I had inside and afforded me great relief to know that what I felt inside was understood by someone else, someone I’d never even met. So with that, I whole heartedly recommend this book to you.
Archives for October 2013
Why is it that we don’t seem to be able to adjust ourselves to the physical environment without destroying it? Why is it that in a way this culture represents in a unique fashion the law of diminishing returns? That our success is a failure. That we are building up – in other words an enormous technological civilization which seems to promise the fulfillment of every wish almost at the touch of a button. And yet as in so many fairy tales when the wish is finally materialized, they are like fairy gold, they are not really material at all.
Many will never approach this question and will remain uncomfortably content in the false concept of life, for there is great fear associated with the realisation that “I am not who I thought I was”. It can be likened to the low hum of a fridge in the background that you don’t hear until it is turned off.
“There is a longing for peace deep within the human soul today. It is a yearning within us and between us in the most important relationships of our lives. It is a yearning among us as nations and as an entire earth community. Yet ranged against this longing for peace are some of the most threatening forces that history has seen.