He will give you hints to help you understand, and remove the burden of responsibility, but still provide the spirit of life for you to undertake. If you carry his burden, He will allow you in Heaven. If you accept His commands, He will favor you. By taking on these things, you become God’s spokesman, and find union with Him. Free will is a way of thanking Him for His gift, but fatalism is simply it’s denial. Be thankful and you increase your power to act freely, give up your power and you fall into the arms of existence, and your power is gone.
Rumi. From mathnawi, book 1, The Lion and the Beasts. (via thelittlephilosopher)
There’s a very famous Miyamoto Musashi quote. “Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things.” The idea is once you understand what excellence is all about, whether it’s in painting, or carpentry or martial arts, that you see how that excellence manifests itself in any discipline. I think that all the different things that I do enhance all the other things that I do.
Joe Rogan (via trailoftruth)
[L]iving within your means is the most liberating stance you can take in the evolution of your style, but to live within your means doesn’t mean settling for what is cheapest, it means having less but having better. A single great cigar, once a month, with one great meal is better than a hundred cheap smokes. Likewise with clothing, to be ‘cheap’ often does you more disservice in the way you treat your own things. If you have two great pairs of shoes and three well cut suits, all of which you treat with something like reverence for the joy they bring you to wear, you will always look sharp. So, for myself at least, after many years dealing with all things classic menswear, I have come to this conclusion - cheap is always just cheap. Less, but better, is the path of the quality man.
As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does:
It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.

Dr. Christiane Northrop

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