Monday, February 28, 2011

"Take it easy. But take it."

Have a cause.
Be a rebel.

But do it well.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Immediately they left their nets and followed him."

Leave behind what catches you.

The plan B.
The steady income.
The comfort of normalcy.
The "but I always thought I would."
The customized theology.
The cheap grace.
The "I will after I..."
The logical sacrifices.

Most of my life is lived looking at my nets.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

8 a.m.
Comfortable chair.
Quiet room.
Hot coffee.
Morning sun.
Peripheral vision.
Flying fast.
Inconvenient window placement.
Miraculous healing.
Bird flies away.
Leaves its mark.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

If you're a guy, read and be these.
If you're a girl, try your best to understand them.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Mathematicians go mad, not poets, because mathematicians try to build a bridge across the infinite, while poets swim in the sea."

Embrace what you don't understand.
Sit in it.
Wash it around in your head.
It is only by surrounding yourself by something that you give yourself a fair go at getting it.

The least it can do is blow your mind.

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's all in the way you look at it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality."

How much of it is in my head?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live."

Write down my passions making sure they are true to the depths.
Why are these my passions?
Do just one thing, right now, that I am passionate about.
Tomorrow, when it feels as if my passions have changed, look at this list and do one more.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My greatest fear:


Monday, February 7, 2011

What I have come to understand about understanding:

-Understanding is the shortcut to memorization. When something is meaningful to us it is more permanently etched into our brains.
-Understanding inspires and inspiration sustains. When we allow ourselves be inspired by a story or a truth we are more likely to move forward in living in that truth.
-Humility comes before inspiration. When has a proud ego ever been inspired by the greatness of someone else? It can't because the proud believes all the greatness comes from within and in that belief it is continuously deceived.
-We don't easily forget what we have come to discover by our own questions. The feeling of accomplishment that comes with the receiving of an answer after a long search is a feeling we don't easily forget.
-What you memorize and understand is what you fight for in the end. If selfishness is all you understand then you will always fight for yourself. If you know and understand the truth, it will be what prevails in the end.
-What you nail upon your mind through repeated hits of focus will be what guides you.

A Korean guy taught me this.