24 7 / 2014
"Focus is a function, first and foremost, of limiting the number of options you give yourself for procrastinating… I think that focus is thought of as this magical ability. It’s not a magical ability. It’s put yourself in a padded room, with the problem that you need to work on, and shut the door. That’s it. The degree to which you can replicate that, and systematize it, is the extent to which you will have focus."
24 7 / 2014
You are alive now. This is IT! Who knows what will happen tomorrow or ever? What we have is this time right now and we must give it everything we have. And if you’ve been slacking off, don’t feel bad. That was supposed to happen in order to bring you to this moment. And THIS moment is THE moment - -the one where you committed to your dream with more conviction than ever.
And what if your dream never happens and you die still trying to make it? Then you can honestly say that you lived your life as fully as you possibly could have. What’s the point of life any way? To just sit around and rest? To play it safe? To make it to your death bed having lived a calm and unremarkable life? Life is the passion that we put into our pursuits. That is what makes us who we are and makes life worth living. Achieving the dream isn’t even as important as living the dream. And all it takes to live the dream is to live each day with as much untiring and unflinching excitement as you can. Do what you love. Pursue what you love. And when you get discouraged, stand back up and dive back in.
22 7 / 2014
"The true artist is one who lives completely, harmoniously, who does not divide his art from living, whose very life is that expression, whether it be a picture, music, or his behaviour; who has not divorced his expression on a canvas or in music or in stone from his daily conduct, daily living."
I want to be professionally me.
14 7 / 2014
"Listening is an art not easily come by, but in it there is beauty and great understanding. We listen with the various depths of our being, but our listening is always with a preconeption or from a particular point of view. We do not listen simply; there is always the intervening screen of our own thoughts, conclusions, and prejudices. To listen there must be an inner quietness, a freedom from the strain of acquiring, a relaxed attention. This alert yet passive state is able to hear what is beyond the verbal conclusion. Words confuse; they are only the outward means of communication; but to commune beyond the noise of words, there must be listening in alert passivity. Those who love may listen; but it is extremely rare to find a listener. Most of us are after results, achieving goals; we are forever overcoming and conquering, and so there is no listening. It is only in listening that one hears the song of the words."
13 7 / 2014
"i think being open-hearted, i think just not judging other people and not judging yourself most of all. i think there’s a lot of ares to it. keeping your word, not taking anything personally, even if there’s a gun to your head it’s not about you it’s about the other person’s fear and their anger. just keeping an impeccable sense of honor about yourself and what you say to yourself in your head. i have to do spiritual hygiene, some of you maybe don’t just like a skin care regime, i have to do yoga, i have to chant, i have to do that stuff i will go nuts […] being in love or in like is really nice too because that keeps you kind of fresh and vital. that’s nice. but you’re not going to get that unless you draw that out from your own - how you respect yourself."
if you don’t like Courtney Love get out of my face! (via jessicacabot)
“i think being open-hearted, i think just not judging other people and not judging yourself most of all. i think there’s a lot of ares to it. keeping your word, not taking anything personally, even if there’s a gun to your head it’s not about you it’s about the other person’s fear and their anger. just keeping an impeccable sense of honor about yourself and what you say to yourself in your head.”