38 Life Lessons...
Jason Belich stashed this in Inspiration
"Fear will try to stop you."
Reminds me of Dune: "Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
Courage is not absence of fear. Courage is moving forward despite fear.
Original post is by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits: http://zenhabits.net/38/
I love that Fear line but it reminds me of Yoda in Star Wars: "Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering."
I like #5:
"The moment is all there is. All our worries and plans about the future, all our replaying of things that happened in the past — it’s all in our heads, and it just distracts us from fully living right now. Let go of all that, and just focus on what you’re doing, right at this moment. In this way, any activity can be meditation."
I also like #24:
"Gratitude is one of the best ways to find contentment. We are often discontent in our lives, desire more, because we don’t realize how much we have. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, be grateful for the amazing gifts you’ve been given: of loved ones and simple pleasures, of health and sight and the gift of music and books, of nature and beauty and the ability to create, and everything in between. Be grateful every day."