I woke up at 2 AM with no sleep.
My apartment manager didn’t get my second month’s rent.
What is going on?
Now I need to call my bank.
I drank too much caffeine yesterday
behind my desk at work.
I know the secret to my happiness
but that doesn’t mean
I have it all figured out.
Daily tasks try to eat me up like termites
I am made of wood.
Endurance is my secret—the slow pleasure
of spiritual goals. The external feeds the internal
and the internal feeds the external.
“Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word.”—Jesus
Sometimes, the stuff in books saves us, but only Sometimes
A dark night, with a flashlight, by a fire, reading the stars
and then, letting the words, sink in.
Adversity was my teacher, and now
I am the master.
Life takes more
and as I lose,
I give up
what I don’t need.
Solitary strength is the ultimate power.
You are healthy when you have good relationships
but if you know that you don’t need them, and can still live well without them
you can appreciate what cannot be known in the company of others.
If you take abuse
the tendency is to get aggressive
to assert your boundaries, but this stems from a need
not to get hurt again.
The man who can take a beating
gains something else, entirely.
He gets hit by ignorance
and watches those same people
He is thankful
he is not them
because what we do to others
we do to ourselves.
The Mountain stands in his way
and he must not see it