Man, this has been one of those weeks where nothing wants to work right.
Word went all weird as I was finishing the blog this morning, and when it opened back up everything except the first two sentences were gone. So much for auto-save.
So, today just became a quote dump, focusing on books I’ve enjoyed lately.
You should’ve seen the blog though, one of the best ever. Truly, truly, truly life changing. Nobel Prize winning maybe. Major shame. Just tragic. Trust me.
“We feel that our actions are voluntary when they follow a decision and involuntary when they happen without decision. But if a decision itself were voluntary every decision would have to be preceded by a decision to decide – An infinite regression which fortunately does not occur. Oddly enough, if we had to decide to decide, we would not be free to decide”
Alan W. Watts, The Way of Zen
Your mind will take on the character of your most frequent thoughts.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (I have this one hanging in my waiting room)
“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“The only reason people die, is because EVERYONE does it. You all just go along with it.
It’s RUBBISH, death. It’s STUPID. I don’t want nothing to do with it.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House