Patience requires that we don’t do injury beyond the villain’s. So, someone did it to you. It was wrong. You’re right. They deserve something. You deserve something else to have happened. But, if you respond at a higher level of cruelty, you become the new villain.
This is a constraint that both requires and cultivates patience. Consider the kung fu master who doesn’t need to land a single strike in order to win a fight. He’s so good that he dodges every attack, wears out his assailant to a point of error, then declares victory with a single, gentle hold. · · · →
It seems second-priority and a healthy body only makes for a healthy corpse in the end. We can’t take any of it with us, not even the body we trudge around in for nearly a century. But, health has its advantages.
A healthy body makes for a healthy mind, which makes for healthy decisions and quality work. Whether in art, labor, or study, the same blood flows through your feet as that three-bound inspiration blob between your ears.
Don’t make it about vanity nor indulgence. Make a habit of pushing past thresholds of pain. Health wants a challenge to overcome. · · · →
The turning point comes when we cease worrying. It’s never easy. Sometimes we must worry ourselves out in order to stop the worry. Sometimes we need enough worry time proven wasteful before we decide it’s just a waste. However you get there, once you cut with the worry, everything starts to turn around.
Turning for the better doesn’t mean the battle’s over. It might not even start. But, many battles are decided before they start—especially if the worry stops before the worried battle actually starts. And, there’s the thing: We often worry because we expect results from the start. · · · →