Good in Countless Ways
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Jun 12, 2006
A good quality of this thought is the attitude of non-self-judgementality.
"Not all who wander are lost"
The stag doesn't judge the turtle.
Steve Jobs in a commencement speech at Stanford asks himself every day "If I were to die today, is this what I would be doing with my life?"
If we are both the root, as we need to receive to sustain ourselves and we are the fruit, as we have a lot to give, then we must be the tree.
Seems obvious, but you have to have a lot of humility to be humble
Read a quote by Shunryu Suzuki "You are all perfect just the way you are, and you could all use a little bit of improvement"
Hagel said that to understand anything you have to first split it up, but once you understand the parts you have to synthesize and realize the whole which is greater than its parts.
"If it happens it's good, but if it doesn't happen, it's even better" Amita Bhajan
The human ear can hear about 150 words a minute, human speech can speek about 500 words a minute, but the human mind can process 5000 words a minute.
"Faith is a withholding of conclusion so you allow what is to arise"
No resistance, total acceptance, no frustration
Heard at the Ammachi ashram "The essence of humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less"
"A good man is a bad man's teacher, a bad man is a good man's job. If you don't understand this, you will forever be confused by the world"
"A saint is a sinner who never gave up" Paramahansa Yogananda
To make decisions, it helps me to remember what it is that I really want, and choose according to that.
You can philosophize of what it's like to step from Y to Z, or you can take a step from B to C.
Upon reflection, it seems that every time I felt conflicted about a decision, the decision had already been made and my process was just to accept it.
"Shantaram" non-fiction book that may be worth reading
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