“Our current perspective will influence our sense of everything else. For this reason, never look at something that is moving if balance is critical. If you ever need to walk across something narrow, say, a fallen tree that crosses a stream or river, then don’t look at the moving water—it makes balancing almost impossible.”*
Note to self: when life throws me off balance, focus on What Never Moves and trust my inner ear.
Paul Simon: “Anger is an addiction. We like it. The brain likes it… everybody’s angry all the time, and they’re all juiced up. I’m not saying there’s nothing to be angry about. What I’m saying is, you can’t make a calm decision when somebody’s got you in a rage.”
We don’t normally re-post these self-helpy memes, but…
When you’re tempted to mentally pre-script a work conversation, or imagine advantageous stage directions for an important first date, or envision yourself forcing SUCCESS! into those first scattered, shaky moments at the podium, maybe lean on this instead:
“When that moment comes, I will stay open and present. I will let Love be through me. I will listen inside, and I will be a listener with actual ears.
I don’t need to know how this will work ahead of time, which means I can safely get back to not burning the hotdog buns under the broiler, Now.”