"A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise." "Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."
The interconnectedness of the world is more evident than ever.
We are one, and we should all collaborate towards a better, more evolved planet.
Each of us ought to do self-work and get to know who we are.
It all starts with meditation. Many complicate it; some love to talk about or even associate their practice with "points" or devices that track how well you are performing.
There is ego in the spiritual world.
Ego is everywhere.
Just sit still and breathe. That is all you have to do.
You don't need an app or a guide; you need to be still and breathe.
It will save your life.
Apps can help, but in the end, life is a single-player game, and the road to self-discovery evolves when you dedicate time for that search.
It will not be easy.
It will not be simple.
It is possible.
Like getting your body fit, you must train your mind to subdue the voices in your head. Eliminate what takes you away from the present moment.
Happiness is not the feeling of euphoria that one feels when something judged as good happens.
I used to think that being aggressive was a virtue. It became a part of my identity as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and business partner.
In the past, it was essential to win at every battle, to always "be right". I wasted countless hours of productive energy in a battle against myself.
Once you win yourself, you are undefeatable.
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
— Bruce Lee
As I read Nassim Taleb's Skin in the Game, I ponder about the need to have skin in the game to build something valuable, enduring, and long-lasting.
Beauty and peace are always available. Take the time to observe the atomic miracle of life and understand the absolute insignificance of our mental obsessions.