How To Choose What To Do

We all save up money so that we can do things when we’re older. Maybe we’ll finally scuba dive in Hawaii or backpack around Europe.

The issue is that a lot of the things we’re saving for aren’t what we’ll be equipped to do, or want to do, when we’re older.

Instead, what if what we experienced was guided by this principle: do what you can only do at this age, at this time in your life.

For everything else, it’s worth saving resources and waiting for the future.

Allow

I often interrupt negative thoughts by thinking, “stop thinking that thought.”

The problem is that I just created another thought. And these two thoughts together create self-conflict.

Allowing all thoughts to be just as they are is the only way to cultivate our own peace, our own light.

Paying Attention

Two people can experience the same thing and feel completely different about it. Two people can work the same job and take very different lessons away. It’s not so much what we do but about how we pay attention.

Integrity

Self-esteem is self-respect. Self-respect is having integrity. Having integrity is not fooling yourself. Not fooling yourself is difficult. The difficult part is you are the easiest person to fool.

Empathy

People become infinitely fascinating when you get out of your head and into theirs.