You create your own luck. I’d never thought of it in precisely those terms before, yet I liked the sound of it. I knew it to be true.
I’m facing a new realization right now, that maybe love itself isn’t a sham, but the way we think about it is.
This string of bad roommates did not just “happen” to me. It was not a random series of events. Everything that happened was the result of my own karma.
I used focusing on these imperfections as leverage to loosen my attachment. There were always negative thoughts swirling simultaneously in my mind.
So many of us—myself included—put our priority on what we have or our status in life, versus what really matters: compassion,generosity, peace, presence
Recently, I found myself in a Facebook debate for the first since the 2008 presidential election. It was on January 10th, the day David Bowie died.
Create your own lane and stay in it. Become a success by capitalizing on what makes you unique. Don’t strive to be trending, strive to be interesting.
“I am giving myself permission to not think for the next hour,” I scribbled in my notebook. The jerking of the train made it difficult to write. “Everything will be waiting for me when I return.”
Like a train headed off a cliff, we’re getting closer to this reality everyday. Right now, everything we could want or need is a click away. Bored? Netflix. Hungry? GrubHub. Horny? Redtube.
We think we’re more enlightened now because we’ve updated the vocabulary, but there hasn’t been any fundamental shift in our shallow, materialistic, competitive culture.