Quoterday – The Productive Nature of Doing Nothing

Chance, as Louis Pasteur put it, favors a prepared mind. Daydreaming incubates creative discovery. -Daniel Goleman, Focus This is something I need to work on.  I’m terrible at giving my mind permission to wander. It comes from a good place.  Many happiness studies suggest that people are most unhappy when they are unengaged in their current … Continue reading Quoterday – The Productive Nature of Doing Nothing

Quoterday – The Humble Foundation of Discipline

“Humbleness is the base of discipline.” - Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Eric Swanson - Awakening the Power of Essence Love If we truly want to embrace a long-term journey of self-development, we first need to acknowledge the need to improve.  We must sacrifice today's grandiose and narcissistic thoughts before the altar of future gains. I mean, … Continue reading Quoterday – The Humble Foundation of Discipline

Quoterday – The Curse of Commercials

Commercials have the advantage of vivid visual symbols through which we may easily learn the lessons being taught.  Among those lessons are that short and simple messages are preferable to long and complex ones; that drama is to be preferred over exposition; that being sold solutions is better than being confronted with questions about problems. … Continue reading Quoterday – The Curse of Commercials

Quoterday – Satisfied Body, Satisfied Heart, Satisfied Mind

If you satisfy your body but don’t satisfy your heart and your mind, are you satisfied? -Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love Many times I fall into the trap of satisfying my body while neglecting my mind and heart.  For example, sometimes I eschew opportunities to spend with friends because I obsess about my nutrition. … Continue reading Quoterday – Satisfied Body, Satisfied Heart, Satisfied Mind