Be gentle with yourself


You will not live life from one epiphany to another.

Real progress in life a series of small improvements that compound.

Always be a student and, sometimes, be a teacher.

The tendency of being hardcore on yourself is not productive over the long-term.

Hold yourself accountable, but do not destroy yourself as you try to self-actualize. Have mercy.

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."

— Coco Chanel
“Make your life an ongoing process of being who you are, at your deepest, most easeful levels of being. Everything other than this process is secondary. Your job, your children, your wife, your money, your artistic creation, your pleasures — they are superficial and empty if they are not floating in the deep sea of your conscious loving.”

— David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man, Chapter 5

Once you can sit still for several minutes and let it all soak in, you will understand that to become ONE; you must allow that ONE to breathe and be.

Breathe and proceed.

Other blog posts

COVID & Brazil

I spent 3.5 months in Brazil during COVID. Unfortunately, Brazil is still a very unorganized country. The devil is in the details.

Read more
1% Better Manifesto

The 1% better manifesto is a list of principles for people that believe in constant improvement, spiritual harmony and being resourceful to the next person.

Read more
On having strong views but holding them weakly

Having strong opinions is important. It will make people listen to you. Holding them weakly and adapting demonstrates character and humility.

Read more

Receive new essays as soon as they're published

You won't receive spam and you can unsubscribe at any time