Joy isn't properly viewed as an endpoint, but as an energy like no other, a fuel that can propel us to our best and highest achievements.
Love and justice should be the currents along which our spirits flow. Only those waters will take us where we need to go.
The philosopher Epictetus reminded us that we all need liberation from something. We're all chained down by something. Wisdom breaks chains.
Habits of thought underlie habits of action, and either can imprison us in a small dark cell, when the broad bright world outside awaits us.
If half the energy devoted to crime and scam was redirected toward productive good, the world would change quickly for the better.
We've always known that love is the most powerful force in the world. So why do our leaders proceed so often through threats that sow hate?
When will the world wake up to understand that anger and violence never themselves improve anything? They plant seeds for more problems.
The greatest gift you can give yourself is time to be quiet, relaxed, and peaceful. That gift, in turn, can give you all that you need.
The best doing arises out of the deepest being. Constant busyness will not allow for peak excellence or the highest joy. Learn to just be.
It's important to be able to calm your conscious thoughts, make your mind a blank, and get out of your own way now and then. Then, the magic.