I didn’t read this book, but I came across this quote and found it oddly inspiring.
The only real escape from hell is to conquer it.Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char
Sometimes you can’t run away from your troubles, but you can beat them. 💪
Maybe I should read the book. 🤔
I try to read A Christmas Carol this time every year 🎄 to glean its lessons anew. Ebenezer Scrooge is a nice little annual kick in the butt!
This year, Marley’s ghost and his minions especially spoke out to me. 👻
The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.
The story is not just about being a better person and having some heart, but is also about the pain of regret: failing to impact the world for the better while you have the chance.
No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.
I definitely recommend the Patrick Stewart reading of this book. He brings out the urgency and freshness of it, even though the book is nearly 200 years old!
Another good perspective on happiness, from some poet. 🤷🏻♂️
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.James Oppenheim, American poet, novelist, and editor
Sometimes as the crazy world swirls around us, it is useful to remember this: wickedness in others gives us purpose and makes us stronger.
There are wicked men – they are useful to thee; without them, what need would there be for virtues?Apollonius
Life is not supposed to be a walk in the park. But any pain should make you stronger.
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.Ovid
Well said by the Savvy Psychologist.
Opportunity doesn’t just favor the well-prepared. It favors those who know on a grander scale what they’re looking for.Savvy Phychologist #296 – How To Live a Meaningful Life (6:46)
I’ve always been fascinated by contradictions. How can two opposite things be true at the same time? And yet they can. 🤯
That’s why I love this quote.
Honest contradictions are just two parts of a bigger truth.
It’s one among many gems in The Power of Practical Thinking Explained in 50 Sentences. 👍
Apparently this Rumi dude was pretty smart. I’m loving this quote.
Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.Rumi
Fun fact: Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and scholar. 🤷🏻♂️
Question: Was “ruminating” named after Rumi?!?!
Some Rumi quotes and some more Rumi quotes.