For many people, the “shoulds” of life exist because of moralistic or religious factors.
The goal is to be good.
For me, the shoulds exist because of my desire to be a better person.
The goal is to grow.
That’s an essential part of who I am. I don’t want to shut it down or cut it out.
But I hate being bullied by shoulds.
Jesus said, “If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, ‘Move Away,’ and it will move away.”
Jesus said, “Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the Kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return.”
The Gospel of Thomas
On occasions of festivity to be on the… Continue reading
What is a culture but a collection of systems commonly shared within a group of people?
What is a system but an organized set of rules, a set of norms, usually arbitrary, arranged and followed for a purpose?
Language is a system. We agree to certain grammatical rules and standards. The symbols we use to convey sound and meaning are arbitrary. The important part is that… Continue reading
Jesus said, “Among those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so superior to John the Baptist that his eyes should not be lowered (before him). Yet I have said whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the Kingdom and will become superior to John.”
Jesus said, “It is impossible for a man to mount two horses… Continue reading
Pursue growth consciously and continuously.
Read all the time (it creates your internal landscape).
Write every day.
Simplify all that can be simplified. Use focus and simplicity to keep what matters most front and center. Also maybe to intimidate people a little bit. But don’t be an asshole.
Honesty is the price you pay for freedom. Pay it.
Get shit done. Know… Continue reading
Back to the Productivity Dictionary
a. Choosing one thing.
b. Taking a step toward it.
c. Then taking another step.
d. Facing an obstacle, a big ugly hairy scary mean monster that tries to stare you down and scare you off, and deciding that you’re going to keep going anyway.
e. Stumbling and making mistakes and adjusting direction here and… Continue reading