Life's a breeze when you work as hard at simplifying it as you do at complicating it- Part 2
101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day, Year-by-Year by Ernie Zelinski
Yet, life's a breeze when we work as hard at simplifying it as we do at complicating it. If you are the type of person who can't leave home without four- fifths of your personal possessions, it's time to lighten up a little on your journey through life. Without delay, get rid of the burdens that have become a drain on your time, space, money and energy. Do something today to make your life less complicated.
All power tends to corrupt. And absolute power corrupts absolutely
— Lord Acton —
Don't act grudgingly, selfishly, without due diligence, or to be an contrarian. Don't overdress your thought in fine language. Don't be a person of too many words and too many deeds... Be cheerful, not wanting outside help or the relief others might bring. A person needs to stand on their own, not be propped up.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 3.5 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one's life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires the reader to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.
Three feet from GOLD
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
An uncle of R. U. Darby was caught by the "gold fever" in the gold rush days, and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men that has ever been taken from earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite.