It’s almost impossible to complain about not being able to find jeans in your size when you’re serving a homeless person the only meal they’ll get that day.
Without meaningful relationships, life is empty no matter what else you achieve. The problem with overachievers is, we’re too busy “accomplishing” to slow down and cultivate the effort, intention and gratitude that sustains relationships.
I believe that together there’s not a problem we (humanity) can’t solve – no matter how daunting it may seem.
It’s almost as though we believe life doesn’t exist unless it’s jam-packed with constant stimulation (or dare I say… achievement/accomplishment).
No longer is a conversation with a friend or great seats at an event enough to keep us entertained.
There is simply not enough energy in our bodies to argue about everything and give attention to the moments (and people) that matter.
Impressing others delivers small measures of fleeting happiness. Lasting joy comes from comfortably settling into your unique journey.
As a result, every morning I face a simple question: “What do I do with these circumstances?”
I didn’t recognize these faults until someone had the courage to point them out to me.
When someone else is done speaking, don’t say a word for a full count of One Mississippi.