Momentum can only be attained when you are consistently pleased with yourself—hence, vices will crush you. -Intellectual Shaman
The pessimist believes all action is vanity, that all accomplishments are eventually taken for granted, that the will to strive for happiness makes life an endless struggle, but the pessimist neglects what he has never known—joy in continuous supply.
Life is not happiness, so joy gains satisfaction from unhappiness. The way to feel joy, is transmutation of sorrow. Art, is the ultimate expression of joy.
The best method to gain momentum, is to do something that pleases you at the beginning of the day.
The action that pleases you should grow more pleasurable with every action.
Non-thinking and non-being is the ideal way to wake-up. By being empty, you can become full. In this way, your life begins all over again.
If the will is exerted in Nature, man walks where he chooses to. The trees, rivers, and mountains accept him. If the will is exerted among other men, he is assigned a place. Man cannot move. He is looked down upon, looked up to, and envied by his peers.
If a man writes down his ideas, he will be criticized, occasionally praised, but mostly ignored.
New ideas are almost always accused of being old-fashioned.
Relationships are constantly changing—the one we have with ourselves, and the ones we have with others. Is it small wonder that relationships are difficult? They pull us away, and push us together. Their strength is not dependent on the status quo, but the value we assign to them. Relationships die because we devalue them. We devalue them because we aren’t getting what we want from them. Ultimately, selfishness is at the root of failed relationships. What we value, we hold onto. What we hold onto, gives us meaning.