Patrick O'Brien

Tag: notes-to-self

Notes to myself (6)

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Notes to myself


Notes to myself (5)

“If you want to awaken all  of humanity, then awaken all  of yourself.

If you want to eliminate the sufffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.

Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”

~  Lao Tzu  ~

Notes to myself (4)

Yesterday I was clever,

so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise,

so I am changing myself.

~  Rumi  ~

Notes to myself (3)

If you tell  the truth,

it becomes a part of your past.

If you lie,

it becomes a part of your future.


A selection of related quotes that have inspired me:

Notes ‘n Quotes

Notes to myself (2)


Notes to myself (1)

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Patrick . . . you’re getting too old for playing around on fire escapes!



In the early hours of this morning a situation arose which saw me needing to climb up the outside of a tall building (no, it’s a long story). Later, when descending, I lost my footing and was left hanging by one hand. Scrambling to find a rung on the ladder, I looked down and (gulp) a question flashed across my mind — “is this how it all ends?”

I love simple, uncomplicated questions as they usually have a “yes” or “no” answer . . .