When we are less burdened by our self agenda, we do not have anything to prove. We do not need to be seen in a particular way. We can have less pretensions and more openness, more honesty.

When the spring bloom comes, does it start on the hilltops or down in the valleys? Growth begins first in the low places. If you remain humble, then there is the possibility to keep learning.

We converged on eight pillars of joy. Four were qualities of the mind: perspective, humility, humor and acceptance. Four were qualities of the heart: forgiveness, gratitude, compassion and generosity.