Apr 20, 2018
Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.
— Michael A. Singer
Apr 11, 2018
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
We got a short life, and what are we here for? To eat ice cream and have fun with girls? No, I think we’re here to try and improve ourselves, become better people, nicer people, and that’s what I’m doing.
Apr 9, 2018
The rainbow is more beautiful than the pot at the end of it, because the pot never turns out to be quite what I expected.
— Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become a Person
Apr 6, 2018
Economists like to talk about scarcity, but its logic doesn’t always hold up in the realm of human emotion. Gratitude, in particular, is a currency we can spend freely without fear of bankruptcy. Indeed, if you talk with others about their experiences with luck, as I have, you may discover that with only a little prompting, even people who have never given much thought to the subject are surprisingly willing to rethink their life stories, recalling lucky breaks they’ve enjoyed along the way. And because these conversations almost always leave participants feeling happier, it’s not hard to imagine them becoming contagious.
Mar 20, 2018
There was never any more inception than there is now,
Nor any more youth or age than there is now;
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.
— Walt Whitman
Mar 17, 2018
Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.
— Margaret Mitchell
Mar 16, 2018
What I point out to you is only that you shouldn’t allow yourselves to be confused by others. Act when you need to, without further hesitation or doubt. People today can’t do this—what is their affliction? Their affliction is in their lack of self-confidence. If you do not spontaneously trust yourself sufficiently, you will be in a frantic state, pursuing all sorts of objects and being changed by those objects, unable to be independent.
Mar 15, 2018
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
— Stephen Hawking
Mar 9, 2018
Here is the hardest thing for many people about adulthood: Staying awake. That is, resisting the somnambulance that will grow like weeds over any state of habitual life, excepting acute crises. You have to actively invite experiences into your life that will interrupt the smallness of your story and the calcifying generalizations you make about the world based on your own private universe.
— Sarah Hendren
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