Archive of November 2013

Nov 30, 2013

When an old technique's not working, stay watchful. Contemplate alternative techniques, explore likely scenarios and focus on general readiness. (Can't figure out where to go with a relationship? That's OK; for now, try paying attention to exercise and sleep.) There's no shame in not yet knowing what the right next approach will be, and no single path to unbroken happiness anyway.

Nov 28, 2013

5. Things change pretty quickly when you start doing things instead of thinking so much
6. It is most tempting to not do things when you most need to do things

Nov 26, 2013

The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity.

Nov 25, 2013

Das Entlang-Gejagtwerden längs der Gleisen des Systems bildet nicht. Wir wollen Gleisleger erwecken, nicht Gleisfahrer machen.
— Martin Wagenschein

Nov 22, 2013

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
— Dorothy Parker
I never forget a face, but in your case I'd be glad to make an exception.
— Groucho Marx

Nov 21, 2013

Mind and body dropped off!
— Dogen (1200–1253)
In art, truth and reality begin when one no longer understands what one is doing or what one knows, and when there remains an energy that is all the stronger for being constrained, controlled and compressed.
Given my dreams and goals in life, what is honestly, honestly the smartest way to spend my next 30 minutes?
Embrace insignificance.
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