Quiet reflection is what makes the wise man wise
We cannot invent, we can only discover. We cannot do, we can only watch.
Everything changes. And yet there is a deep unquestionable sense of continuity. Life is a process of realizing that everything changes except for that deep sense, which becomes all the more mysterious as all the evidence for it disappears.
Art is a conversation in a language without words
Good people appreciate people. Great people make us appreciate each other.
Memoir Title: A Failure To Be Normal
Depression is not an illness to be cured, but a challenge to be met. It is a call to greater pastures of the soul. It is the true self yearning to be set free.
Be a warrior
But keep your word
Let the fire of life rage within you
But do not let that fire overtake you
Let it light the way for you
And for all who come to warm themselves by your side
Cultivate your understanding
So you may best see how to lead
Cultivate your humility
So you may best learn when to follow
When truth is obscured
Let love be your guiding force
When love is hidden
Let kindness lead you back to gratitude and grace
Hold your death close to you
Let it tell you how to live
Look yourself in the eye and look others in the eye
Be self sufficient
Give help when you can
Ask for help when you need it
You don’t have to be the best
Just the best you can be
Mythological characters – accomplishments of many attributed to one person
Mirrored in modern day with CEOs – Steve jobs given credit for accomplishments of many brilliant people
Human mind wants to make one man great because of ego of self, holding out hope for one’s own individual greatness.
But the truth is we are great together, and only together.