About this Site…

It took 45 years to create this web page!

The quotes on this site are taken from my workshops and writings, they represent the essence of the wisdom and realizations that have transformed my life and the lives of the many thousands I have shared them with. What I offer you here was first known to my head many years before it became known to my heart.

These quotes are divided into 29 topics, each dealing with a different aspect of life. From the influence of your deep-rooted beliefs to following your dharma/ calling; from the nature of blame to the healing power of compassion and forgiveness; from the feedback your life gives you to the dynamics driving relationships, and to a gamut of other insights, this wisdom will take you to an uncommon level of consciousness.

It is my hope that the wisdom I share will give you insights that might otherwise take long to realize. Accept what took 45 years to ripen in my heart through my study and teaching of great thinkers of both Western and Eastern traditions, the endless hours I have given to reflection on these teachings, and my experience of applying this wisdom in my own life, as my gift to you.

Martin Hausner

  • Narcissistic Nectar is Poison

    If all we hear is praise, or agreement with our ideas, it will distort our reality. However, the problem is that we prefer being acknowledged, appreciated, and praised – even to our detriment – rather than benefitting from feedback that may not immediately please us but that actually empowers us.

  • Wealth and Suffering

    Wealth, when used properly, can alleviate suffering. When used improperly, it causes suffering.

  • Gratitude and Satisfaction

    With gratitude for what we have, we are satisfied. Otherwise, we tend to take for granted what we feel we deserve.

  • Tricks of the Mind

    The way our mind takes control of our life is that it pretends to be us and then makes us think we are in control. So either your thinking will shape your reality or reality will shape you.

  • Don’t Compromise Your Principles

    The core principles of a company are both the foundations upon which the company is built and the reason it exists. If these principles are not service, integrity and dharmic based, the company cannot last. No company over two hundred-years-old whose only motive was profit exists today.