Courage. It's necessary for all the best things we might do, have, or become. It somehow matters every day.
"Courage is the only soil in which our talents can grow and be used well." Ali, in The Stone of Giza, soon to be published.
Speaking the truth in love. That's one of my favorite phrases in the Bible. And it's a great ideal to aspire to. Both parts are important.
Don't fear being contradicted. Fear only being too incurious to see what's true. Keep your guard down and your mind open to learn well.
Discernment and logical care are vital components of what we call wisdom.
Whatever your work or life might be, a sense of nobility and humility kept in balance will allow a level of greatness otherwise impossible.
The Double Power Principle: Anything with great power for good has equal and opposite power for ill. It's normally up to us how we use it.
The Dual Significance Principle: Any job productive of good can be given a trivial or noble description. Ultimate motivation needs nobility.
When people use a holy book or scriptural quotation to condemn and divide, it makes me sad. There is one Judge, and none of us is that one.
Your inner thoughts can enrich or corrupt you. Nothing else has that power without engaging your thoughts. That means you can choose.
When you have the deepest understanding of life, you come to realize that we're here to help and not harm those around us. Compassion rules.
Good people can make bad mistakes. Let others back into your heart when they learn and recover. You'll need them to do the same for you.