To lead a life in which we are inspired and can inspire others, our hearts have to be alive; they have to be filled with passion and enthusiasm.
To achieve that, we need the courage to live true to ourselves.
Rather than borrowing from or imitating others, we need the conviction to be able to think for ourselves and to take action out of our own sense of responsibility.
The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth.
No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life.
The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity with unbounded hope—all reside within you.
~ Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International, a world-wide Buddhist organisation