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QUOTES by Alexander den Heijer from his work

Serenity never leaves us, it's we who leave it."
"It's not finding ourselves that's hard, it's facing ourselves that is."
"You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you." 
"To be yourself is to be empty of self."
"When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower."
"To realize what we deeply long for does not merely inspire us. It also forces us to face that which stands in between."
"For many years I tried to transcend myself until I realized that my real task was to inhabit myself."
"The more mindful we become of our daily routines,
the more meaningful they tend to become."
"Silence is the absence of outer noise. Stillness is the absence of inner noise."
"The ultimate purpose of self-improvement is not that we can get more, it's that we can give more."
"The illusion that time is a resource and that we must utilize every minute of it, is what perpetuates the rat race."
"The eternal tension between what is and what ought to be either causes frustration or transformation. The choice is yours."
"The battle isn't between you and the world, the battle is between you and your mind."
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