“The quality of a decision, if judged by the outcome, can only be measured by the experience of the moment in which the decision was made. The outcome of the decision is only a matter of opinion at a different time and from a different point of view.”
Becoming a beautiful butterfly is to learn in the caterpillar stage, process knowledge in the chrysalis stage, and finally fly away to teach others how it is done. We can take a lifetime becoming a butterfly or repeat this process once every decade if we want to have more than one life.
When the children are ready to leave home, let them go. If you don’t let them, they may turn on you before leaving.
True masters are those who have chosen to make life, not a living.
When you are lost in the forest one path leads to another and you can spend days finding your way unless you rise above the timberline. When you argue with your spouse, one argument leads to another unless you are willing to rise above reason.
If you are swimming upstream like a salmon, you better be ready to do the work and lay the eggs.
If you are looking for the easy way, follow a stream of water. Your journey might be longer but you won’t feel it being in the flow.
There are two ways to any destination: short and difficult or long and easy. If you focus on the destination, you will choose the short way. If you focus on the journey, you will choose the long way. Both ways will lead you to the same destination, but who you are going to be when you get there will not be the same.
Feeling depressed and being stuck is a lack in the freedom of choice. Breaking this illusion is difficult when there is a benefit to stay in it. Only when the cost is greater than the benefit, a new reality of expansion will emerge.
When one chooses to agree or disagree with another’s opinion they are limiting their learning if they don’t take the time to understand how one has arrived at their belief. Wisdom does not lie in one’s choice but in the process that led them to make it.