On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dr. Onir and I were not in the office. The weather was beautiful, and it was a perfect summer three day weekend. But, we never saw it. Nor did we catch any of the final events of the Tokyo Olympics. Rather, we spent the entire weekend participating with 150 other people in an intense course on personal development. The course ran 13 hours each day (9 AM to 10 PM) with only limited short breaks. Intense focus was required the entire time. It was exhausting, frustrating, and eye opening. At the end, we both emerged with new energy, zeal, and understanding of what tremendous potential we all have individually, and more powerfully, as TSC.
The final moments of the marathon program including a few inspirational quotes. One, by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature), I found particularly moving and want to share with you. I hope you find it as meaningful as I do.
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
It truly is our pleasure to do for the community and to help others to see the power of their light.