“It’s easy to understand why people lose perspective. The pressure to perform is overwhelming. It pushes people to strive for status, power, and money — regardless of the sacrifice. It pushes them to go it alone. We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy … able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people
Have you found someone to share your heart with? Are you giving to your community? Are you at peace with yourself? Are you trying to be as human as you can be?
One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive. When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions
A community is far more powerful than an individual and that making an impact on that community is far more fulfilling than focusing only on individual goals
Happiness, comes from figuring out what gives your life purpose and then devoting yourself with passion to that purpose. Happiness comes from opening up to people, emotions, and experiences. But happiness also comes from knowing and accepting your limitations and imperfections
Everything that gets born dies. The best way to deal with that is to live in a fully conscious, compassionate, loving way….
Don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed to recognize that this is the only way to live.”
Morrie Schwartz, excerpts from Tuesdays with Morrie.