I use many of these quotes in my talks and in workshops. They are words I’ve been touched and inspired by.

Much love,


  1. Slay your dragons with compassion (Buddhist concept)
  2. There are only 5 basic human stories – everything is a variation on one of these themes (Jacob Moreno – founder of psychodrama)
  3. I slept and dreamt that life was service
    I woke and found that life was joy
    I acted and behold service was joy (Rabindranath Tagore)
  4. How are you? – Fine
    Fucked up, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotionally unstable
  5. Four secrets of Happiness (unknown)
    A sense of purpose
    A sense of belonging
    A confidante
    Physical exercise you enjoy
  6. If I start believing the great things people say about me, all I need to do is get into a relationship for 6 months …. ( Ram Dass )
  7. To be who we are and to become what we can become, that is the sole (soul) purpose in life. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  8. Until we reach a certain stage in our evolution, not only do we have a need for the support of others of like mind, we have a duty to seek that support (adapted from the I-Ching)
  9. Forget your perfect offering. there is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in (Leonard Cohen – Anthem)
  10. Every heart to love shall come, but like a refugee ( Leonard Cohen – Anthem)