Objective judgement, now, at this very moment.
Unselfish action, now, at this very moment.
Willing acceptance—now, at this very moment—of all external events.
That’s all you need.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 9:6
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along!'”
You could spend your whole life waiting on the mountain to move, but it’s waiting on you. (From “Make It Move“)
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
In a world where comfort is king, arduous physical activity provides a rare opportunity to practice suffering. (From How Exercise Shapes You Far Beyond The Gym)
A straightforward, honest person should be like someone who stinks: when you’re in the same room with him, you know it.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 11:15
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
(This quote has become something of a personal mantra.)