with near and dear in a garden ( Matt Ridley: How Innovation Works, Part 1 )
attention and focus are the raw materials of human creativity and flourishing. And in the age of increased automation, the most sought-after jobs are those that require creative problem-solving, novel solutions and the kind of human ingenuity that comes from focusing deeply on the task at hand.
That said, being indistractable is the single most important skill for the 21st century.
You have two essential tasks in life: to be a good person and to pursue the occupation that you love. Everything else is a waste of energy and a squandering of your potential.
What is it that only I can do? What is the best use of my limited time on this planet?
if you are able to hold on to any beautiful experience – whether it is a taste, smell, vision, sound, or touch – for twenty-four minutes, it will pervade your entire pranic system.
There is scientific proof today that without ingesting a drop of alcohol or any other substance, you can get fully intoxicated by yourself.
the body is capable of producing its own narcotic.
This particular chemical has been named “anandamide,” based on the Sanskrit word ananda, which means bliss.
from : Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment
to : Inner pleasantness is a surefire insurance for the making of a peaceful society and a joyful world.
But do you have confidants? Do you have male friends who you can actually be vulnerable with? Do you have friends whom you can confide in, be 100% yourself around, that you can hug without saying “No homo,” without feeling tense or uncomfortable while you’re doing it?