"The mind must always be in the state of 'flowing,' for when it stops anywhere that means the flow is interrupted and it is this interruption that is injurious to the well-being of the mind."

Potential is not real, it is simply something with trending upside.

Most people complain about the thing that is the easiest to change.

Taking time for yourself will save you time in the long run.

You will be surprised how little you can survive on and what comforts you truly value.

Macro trends always play out, unless there's a huge micro shift that warrants a pivot, these are more than likely foreseeable.

If hindsight is 20/20 then wouldn't foresight be better.

Large projects broken down into small easily achievable steps will show a realistic timeline.

Delays happen, act accordingly.

The best motivator is patience.

Why do we make holidays so complex?

Financial freedom creates a satisfying amount of room to breathe.

2021 ->

The choice between aesthetics and function is both a fine and wide line.

If every rule has an exception, wouldn't you be making the same amount of effort enforcing the rule, than you would by not having it and making each individual decision.

The true cost comes from indecision. By not choosing a direction you will spend time and resources backtracking and sidestepping.

The past and the future do not exist. The past is simply your memory of the present and the future is you trying to predict the present.

Shortcuts are a step away from compromising quality.

Is it what you really want, or are you trying to appeal to an external factor.

Are you trying to help someone or are you making yourself feel better.

Stepping back and removing the pressure can show where the natural flow is leading you.

Over-indulging in comforts can disguise the discomforts that needs to change.

Decentralized responsibility and 'freedom' can only exist if people accept consequences and work together. Government exists because people can't accept differences.

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The more freedom, the more diverse the interests will be; the less people will be able to apply labels and skate-by via assumption by proxy.

Everyone either buys or sells time, imagine not having to barter for it.

Balancing the choice between sacrificing the future for today and giving up today for the future.

Externalizing time makes it easier to work with others, internalizing time allows you to work with yourself.

Actions put out into the world can be for pure self expression rather than exhibitionistic.

Only when you turn your back on the light can you see how far the shadow is cast.

"The gods, the forces of order, enlist the aid of humanity to defend light against darkness and life against death; in essence, to maintain duality and individuality against unity and collectivity." — source

Do not fear the chaos, fear those that navigate it.

Expand, distort, retract, rest.

Is true peace valued? Where does it fit in our society?

"If living means bowing down to the likes of you bastards, then I'll die on my feet with my head held high." - Mugen

People out here living in a fish bowl floating in an ocean.

Do we value peace, or is it simply a romantic notion.

"While climbing higher is better than falling back, also don't forget to ask if you're on the right ladder" @web3burns.eth

The Overnight Test only works if you can afford to wait overnight. To sleep on it. [source]

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Drive is the underlying overcompensation in reaction to insecurities.

To assign value is to prioritise.

To do or to be.

Do we want something different or do we just want something for comparison.

"When we stop we find a world that is happening rather than being done." - Alan Watts 1971

Do you have a dream that you'd wait decades for?

The lingering phantom of a memory after ripping through dimensions.

A sehnsucht during the petering of a dream of awakening consciousness.

"I don't have time to consider all the things I have to consider." - Denny Crane

The more we commoditize, the less we connect.

"Because it's easier to believe the lie, isn't it?" - Dana Scully

Over reliance on an external force for change will prohibit internal change.

"I'm all about efficiency and I waste so much time being efficient" - @toni.lodge

"I have no patience for jams hands" - Luke

"Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many" - Eleven

"Good things don't always cure the bad things. Bad things don't always spoil the good things." - Eleven

The boiling water that softens a potato, hardens an egg.

How to nurture common sense amongst an individualised population. ‌‌Has regulation become individualised due to the lack of common natural experiences.

Communication requires understanding which then needs to be communicated.

Escape from the self will reflect what is inescapable.

"There is no such thing as 'truth' or 'lies' in this world; there never has been. There are only plain, hard facts. And yet, all beings who exist in this world acknowledge only those facts that are convenient to them, and take them to be the 'truth'. They do so because they know no other way of living. However, for those powerless beings who comprise the majority of this world's population, inconvenient 'facts' that affirm their very existence, are their only 'truth'." ~ Aizen Sousuke

'The demand to give up the illusions about its condition is the demand to give up a condition that needs illusions' - Karl Marx

A bell that doesn't ring serves no purpose.

I sit at the steps of the black gate; the swirling mass that opens to the void. I stare towards the sun, lighting the steps to the ground, the trees, plains and mountains. As the sun falls behind the highest peak, the shadows grow cold; the doors creak and the breeze begins to howl. "A good day" the words as I lay what I have on the final step, as the light slowly fades away.

Macro economics are small numbers that deal in human lives.

The wolf tells the sheep to be a shark.

Treading water in the sea of time.

Demon hand, Buddha heart.

No longer advertising my existence.

The cord may curl long, but an end will appear. - Vaselov

The ones who sacrifice others for their own survival will be the first.

The story doesn't not a have beginning a middle and an end, only a middle; for there is a before and an after.

"To light a candle is to cast a shadow." -Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

They will inflict on others, that which they fear will be inflicted upon themselves.


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