“Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.” – Lou Gerstner
“Well as giraffes say, you don't get no leaves unless you stick your neck out.” – Sid Waddell
“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” - James Bryant Conant
A “collective” mind does not exist. It is merely the sum of endless numbers of individual minds. If we have an endless number of individual minds who are weak, meek, submissive and impotent – who renounce their creative supremacy for the sake of the “whole” and accept humbly that the “whole’s” verdict – we don’t get a collective super-brain. We get only the weak, meek, submissive and impotent collective mind.” – Ayn Rand, The Journals of Ayn Rand
“The larger the group, the more toxic, the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it, because you've lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that's bigger than you are and that controls you.”- George Carlin, Last Words
“We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation.” - Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny
"And then, as I got her message, there came a light from her eyes - powerful beams of light." - Nikola Tesla
Here's to hoping that the fasting month would cleanse my mind, body and soul, so that I may continue in my endeavors with an open mind and heart through the endless years.
On another note, I should use this time to start opening my heart chakra to get in touch with my guardian spirit, who is a female human paladin. She's a radiant beacon of light, empowering others with might.