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

  • Who Are You Pretending to Be?

    What do you want people to believe about you that isn’t true?

  • Work Satisfaction

    Work satisfaction is a prime theme in the sacred Indian classic Bhagavad-gita. The Gita says that we can achieve spiritual realization when we express our calling and spiritual values through our work.

  • Facing Our Pain

    You can’t fix a problem and the ensuing pain by running away from it. Suffering only increases with avoidance. The healing process takes place through facing and experiencing the pain. The way out of your pain is actually through it.

  • The Antidote to Criticism

    Appreciation is the antidote for hankering for what you don’t have or lamenting for what you lost. It allows you to accept your situation as a divine arrangement and thus not be disturbed.

  • Standing Above Means Standing Below

    As we go “up the corporate ladder,” we start to notice there are more people “down the ladder.” Because we tend to respect those above us more than those below us, it makes it difficult to listen to those we see as lower.  As you elevate your consciousness, you don’t notice more people “down there,” you respect others more, and thus you see yourself more as their servant.