The human body comprises 60 trillion cells and 100 trillion microorganisms in the gut alone. Trust your gut. The “gut self” knows what the mind does not.
Less of something is more of something. Less is more. Also, more of something means less of something. More is less. Less ego, more chances, more connections.
Everyone wants to have great friends. The problem is that we forget what we do become their friend.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Imagine the world that could’ve been for you. We live in the web of possibilities. We keep forgetting it. So when you say, “I was lucky.” You remember it.
A wish is a word that can be voiced in a few seconds. Keep your wishes in mind, vocalize them, and listen to them yourself. They become your aspiration.
The purpose of life is happiness. Is it true? Emerson says the purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, and to be compassionate.
Many things go wrong in our daily lives. But we cannot change the world around us. You can only change your next action. You can always change your next action.
Think of the drills. An electric drill. A math drill. A marching band drill. An evacuation drill. They have one thing in common. The power of focused iteration.
The four deeds in Zen. Share, Love, Serve others, Treat equally. Practice kindness. Speak kind words out loud. You will be surprised by how powerful they are.
We think with our minds and act on what we think. James Gibson flipped this view called the nature of our interaction with our environment affordance.