"The greatest miracle in the world is to meet oneself."
"Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary."
~ Eckhart Tolle
A Sufi mystic knocked at the door of a very rich man. He was a beggar and he wanted just enough so that he could have his meal.
The rich man shouted at him and said, "Nobody knows you here!"
"But I know myself," said the dervish. "How sad it would be if the reverse were true. If everybody knew me and I was not aware of who I am, how sad it would be. Yes, you are right, nobody knows me here. But I know myself."
"To know others is wisdom;
To know yourself is enlightenment
To master others requires force;
To master yourself requires true strength." Lao-tzu