A nice notebook transforms from a book full of paper to a book full of ink.
Become comfortable with the uncomfortable states of the heart and mind.
No use yelling over congested traffic.
No use hissing over cracked ceramics.
No use stewing over bad stew.
The quality of your mind is everything. Fix your mind because if you don’t, you’ll try to fix the world around you.
You can’t see yourself clearly when you judge yourself.
Your mind is a pond. Life events are leaves and rocks that fall into the pond. These events create ripples—some big, some small, and some enjoyable, some tumultuous.
Anything you do to stop an unpleasant ripple or continue an enjoyable ripple, just creates more chaotic ripples. Like the drowning person who pulls their savior underwater, your mind intervening can only harm you. Your mind will always create more ripples. It cannot solve problems of the mind.
The only thing to do is to let the ripples do what they do. Let life events happen, and let then let them go when they pass. That is the path to a still pond.
Using mind to stop mind creates more mind.
The simplest way to start: Watch your road rage and see if it serves you.
Death is the great equalizer. It makes us all the same.
Teaching eighth grade math made me better at math because I had the chance to focus on the fundamentals.