“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”
― Joseph Campbell
“This is the payoff for rediscovering your vulnerability: you and your own needs, feelings, and deepest longings are an integral part of all your important relationships.”
—Hal and Sidra Stone, Partnering
“If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I’m not interested in or open to your feedback. There are a million cheap seats in the world today filled with people who will never be brave with their lives but who will spend every ounce of energy they have hurling advice and judgment at those who dare greatly. …If you’re criticizing from a place where you’re not also putting yourself on the line, I’m not interested in what you have to say.”
-Brené Brown, Dare to Lead
New Year’s Eve sunset
“Most of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, but we are actually feeling creatures that think.”
― Jill Bolte Taylor
Sunset view from the patio of our new home.
Surf lessons for our youngest
goal: to give without keeping score. to receive without feeling guilty.
Bookmarking for later: Top 75 SAAS Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019
What we don’t realize is that systems are the undercurrent of any kind of success, biological, economic, personal — just like systems that make the world go ‘round, they’re invisible heroes. Documenting them and breaking them apart just makes the invisible currents more accessible. Hello, Goals
“We are all the product of our own ambition and effort, however we approach it.” from this piece on goals
I ran 4 miles in ~42 minutes this morning which felt really, really good. I started running in May and my goal for the end of August was 3 miles. It’s fun to meet (and pass) a goal before my target deadline (doesn’t happen often).
“We have helped one another, but we could never do for each other what we must do for ourselves. And today I am recognizing the truth in each love song as I sing it to myself.”
“I’m floored to be alive in these moments, to have the smallest bit of awareness that I am here. I am now. I am just as much the instigator, the designer and creator and responsible party, as any other being or element of this moment. There is hope in this responsibility and transience.”
“But meeting people—and liking people—is not the same as feeling connected to people. And feeling connected to people is not quite the same as living in community. Connections, while meaningful, can be brief, situational. They can come and go. Community, on the other hand, is a daily thing.”
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“Joy is not too strong a term for the emotion that overthrew the prevailing grumpiness. Those marshy messengers of spring transformed the simple statement that had been this run into a compound sentence. But the cool thing was, the sentence wasn’t “This sucks, but it’s glorious.” Nope. The sentence was “This sucks, and it’s glorious.” It’s a crucial distinction because it emphasizes that the two feelings are bound together. That it’s not glorious in spite of; it’s glorious along with. That this particular thing only happens when you combine the two in this way.”
ITEMS FOR A DAILY LOG, SUMMERTIME IN PUERTO RICO EDITION:
+number of mosquitoes slapped
+number of mosquito bites accumulated
+number of times I say, “it’s hot.”
+ounces of sweat collected
+degree of sunburn
+% of humidity
+number of times I say, “Ayyyyyyyyy dios mio!” while fanning myself
+how long it takes to cook a pincho on the sidewalk
+number of times I try to put my entire head in the freezer
Fascinating idea. Could it be that too few “real” fears lead to a plethora of vague anxieties? Here’s the article.