Zombies and Sleepwalkers

“Most people—95% of people—are sleepwalking through life. Life is something they see on TV. They’re just trying to get through the day. Life is something that happens to

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Buddhist Wisdom for Uncertain Times

The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is

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Bruce Lee: You Might As Well Be Dead

You might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physically or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of

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Thoreau: “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.”

From Chapter 1 of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau: “A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to

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Quote from Giacomo Casanova

My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into

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Hagakure, The Way of the Samurai

“The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be

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Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn

“But going over the bridge, the sun setting, the skyscrapers gleaming like phosphorescent cadavers, the remembrance of the past set in… remembrance of going back and forth over

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Quote from Lao Tzu

We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. Laozi, AKA Lao Tzu, who was concieved when his mother gazed

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Chop Wood and Carry Water

Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. Zen saying. P.S. This saying gets a whole chapter in my book. That’s how important

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A Letter from Hemingway to Fitzgerald

Here’s an excerpt of a letter from Hemingway (Ernest) to Fitzgerald (F. Scott) that I dug up somewhere… To me a heaven would be a big bull ring

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