Monday, December 19, 2011

Knowing When to Stop

When you get tired of beating your head against a wall, maybe just stop doing that.  Maybe step away from the wall and stop using your head as some kind of weapon. There is no virtue in self-destruction, and doing it in the name of determination, persistence or courage doesn't make it work better.

Missing the Point

By focusing completely on goals, you crowd out the infinite possibility awaiting you, better than any goal, and then wonder why there is so much force, anxiety and tiredness in your efforts.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Over-focusing on things of the heart can make us too vulnerable and soft. Over-focusing on things of the mind can make us too sharp and dry. The balance of head and heart creates rich, fertile soil in the soul, a fertile garden where the seeds of change can take root and ultimately bear fruit in our lives.