The words that inspired my transformation...
"It is therefore important that human intelligence be utilized in a constructive way.
That is the key. If we utilize its capacity properly, then not only human beings would become less harmful to each other, and to the planet, but also individual human beings would be happier in themselves. It is in our hands.
Whether we utilize our intelligence in the right way or the wrong way is up to us.
Nobody can impose their values on us. How can we learn to use our capacity constructively? First, we need to recognize our nature and then, if we have the determination, there is a real possibility of transforming the human heart. I believe the individual is the key to all the rest.
For change to happen in any community, the initiative must come from the individual.
If the individual can become a good, calm, peaceful person, this automatically brings a positive atmosphere to the family around him or her. When parents are warm-hearted, peaceful and calm people, generally speaking their children will also develop that attitude and behaviour." - His Holiness the DALAI LAMA
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou