In our work at the IMAP Institute, we refer over and over to the works and philosophies of people who inspire us.
"Human beings must be able to broaden their outlook on life, so that they can make or choose a way that will lead them to happiness."
Sumohadiwidjojo, M. S. 1952, Susila Budhi Dharma, S.37
"If all is said - what fallen man called 'sin' is just another form of love, locked-in."
From: George Spencer Brown, 'The Man'
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
From: Samuel Beckett, 'Worstward Ho'
"I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person. When this is done I feel contact has been made."
"Work is an opportunity for discovering and shaping. It's the place where the self meets the world."
David Whyte, N.Y. 2001