No goal was ever ruined due to added patience.
“Passion” is any thought that we have, usually repetitively, that conjures so much emotion we have to take physical action to represent that thought.
Comedy may be the enemy of strictness,
but it's without doubt the ally of discipline.
Do not let the pursuit of prizes
rob from you the riches of the journey.
Just because we should always strive
to mindfully honor our feelings
does not therefore mean we should always seek
to liberally encourage them.
Fight, always, your own mythology of yourself.
Most of it is false.
And while some of it will be true,
you will only know those parts
by how they defeat you in battle,
and not by how they lord over you in servitude.
Showing up for life is 90% of success.
The other 10% is not being absent.
Solutions to problems arise through a disciplined, often repetitive choice
to dismissal your own opinion.
Over and over if we must,
putting aside our precious, prized and certain opinion
and instead favoring in our minds clear, unedited observations of things.
When we put aside "how we want the things to be"
and instead study closely "how the things are,"
it is then that solutions we seek will have the space in the mind to grow.
The gift of love is not a simultaneous promise
that an easier life will start coming your way.
It is, in fact, the opposite:
the gift of love is, in many ways, not a gift at all,
but rather a privilege we protect, a treasure we must maintain,
a service to our soul we must pay for;
for over and over the bill comes due,
paid off through the surrender of personal pleasures
which we previously treasured while we were all alone
Creation doesn't always demand sacrifice and change
of what we hold most precious.
But creation does always require
our complete, unwavering, unprejudiced willingness
to sacrifice and change all that we hold most precious.