This is the paradox of proficient striving: those who put their whole heart and soul into realizing a vision, a passion or a project —while actually enjoying the process—can do so because they are unattached from the outcome. They view life as play, and the pursuit of passion as an end in itself.
Why aren't people naturally happy? Being a modern human is a balancing act. We are constantly shuffling between responsibilities, and I'll admit I wouldn't mind an assistant for my own life. Sometimes life is just loud; sometimes it's just a lot to deal with. But there's also the misconception that humans are wired for happiness. [...]
"Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?" - Albert Camus I often laugh as I sip my morning coffee. To the extent that I'm able to remember this quote, that is. [...]
COVID-19 "Whenever any kind of disaster strikes, or something goes seriously 'wrong'—know that there is another side to it, that you are just one step away from something incredible: a complete alchemical transmutation of base metal of pain and suffering into gold." - Ekhart Tolle, The Power of Now Amid a pandemic, it may [...]