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No one is going to stand up and hand you a plate of progress in life. You must make progress by your own sheer will, discipline, and efforts every day.

– Brendon Burchard

Source: Swissmiss

When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
- Sarah Kendzior

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For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.
- Eric Roth

Source: whiskey river

Today in the advice column

via old school kool

I have never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.
-Elizabeth Gilbert

Indeed

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I wish you luck, and stubbornness, and the absence of the need for a permission slip from anybody. Just go fucking do it.
-Elizabeth Gilbert

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though I have not been here long,
I can look up at the sky at night and tell
how things are likely to go for
the next hundred million years:

the universe will probably not find
a way to vanish nor I
in all that time reappear.

  • A. R. Ammons from Rapids

It's not always nice to realize that you will not be around for as long as the universe. But, sometimes it is just the thing you need to remember to put everything into perspective.

via whiskey river

If one day you become sick of words, as happens to us all, and you grow tired of hearing them, of saying them; if whichever you choose seems worn out, dull, disabled; if you feel nauseated when you hear 'horrible' or 'divine' for some everyday occurrence - you'll not be cured, obviously, by alphabet soup.

You must do the following: cook a plate of al dente spaghetti dressed with the simplest seasoning - garlic, oil and chili. Over the pasta toss in this mixture, grate a layer of Parmesan cheese. To the right of the deep plate full of the spaghetti thus prepared, place an open book. To the left, place an open book. In front of it a full glass of red wine. Any other company is not recommended. Turn the pages of each book at random, but they must both be poetry. Only good poets cure us of an overindulgence in words. Only simple essential food cures us of gluttony.

via whiskey river

source Live & Learn

The world's spiritual geniuses seem to discover universally that the mind's muddy river, this ceaseless flow of trivia and trash, cannot be dammed, and that trying to dam it is a waste of effort that might lead to madness. Instead you must allow the muddy river to flow unheeded in the dim channels of consciousness; you raise your sights; you look along it, mildly, acknowledging its presence without interest and gazing beyond it into the realm of the real where subjects and objects act and rest purely, without utterance.

  • Annie Dillard

Ah, so that's what meditation is.

via whiskey river

I just think goodness is more interesting. Evil is constant. You can think of different ways to murder people, but you can do that at age five. But you have to be an adult to consciously, deliberately be good – and that’s complicated.

  • Toni Morrison

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