The Farther Reaches of Human Nature

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By Abraham H. Maslow

The Key Idea That Inspired Phil: "The great lesson from the true mystics ... [is] that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard." — Abraham H. Maslow

The Real-Life Lesson for All of Us: "Most of us ... spend so much time bouncing back and forth between thoughts of the past, and of the future, that we lose touch of what's happening right here, right now. And that prevents us from appreciating the deep mystery of being alive." — Phil Jackson