Search Inside Yourself

"Ne te quaesiveris extra."

Translation: "Do not look outside of yourself." 

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In his essay "Self-Reliance", Emerson makes the case for human beings to rely on themselves and their ideas. How often do we abandon an idea, or dream, allowing society's norms and ideals to dictate our thoughts? In some ways, the greatest contribution of the world's greatest thinkers -- "Moses, Plato and Milton" -- may not have been their ideas themselves, but their ability to recognize the grandeur of their own thought and to then share it with the world. Allow your ideas to emerge and develop because your ideas have the potential to become the "universal sense". 

Related: check out ex-Google engineer's leadership programme Search Inside Yourself, recently brought to my attention, combining mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership abilities, wisdom & compassion. Coming to London next week!