A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
-Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
Can you be happy without doing what everybody else is doing?
-Jacob Lund Fisker
It is only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.
Children know something that most people have forgotten. Children possess a fascination with their everyday existence that is very special and would be very helpful to adults if they could learn to understand and respect it.
Appreciate these days. These days when you’re broke and struggling, they’re the best days of your life. You’re gonna break through, my boy, and when you do, you’ll look back on this time and think this is when I was really an artist, when everything was pure and I had nothing but the dream and the work. Enjoy it now. Pay attention. These are the good days. Be grateful for them.
I keep thinking that the main reason I am writing is fear of death. I think I finally realize the importance of being alive.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.
The greatest battle you will face in your life will never see the light of day, for it will take place inside of you.
It will rage on for years, perhaps as long as you breath.
Everyone fights this battle however, each is alone in their battle.
The enemy? – You.
Some will fight earlier than others. Some will wait until dawn or dusk to fight. Some will have waited too long and look at death in fear.
What lies ahead of the victor? For each it will be different but all will be worthy of the battle.
Who you are to become will be greatly influenced by your focus and determination in this battle. All you hold in your heart relies on your steadfast approach to be able to overcome.
As soon as you are born, the world makes plans for you- tries to influence your decisions, interfere with your charted path.
It takes great belief in order to face such a challenge in the first place.
Many will cower and mask their lack of courage in order to simply fit in with the world’s wishes.
I ask you this question, are you prepared for your greatest battle?