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No patience for education

They will always say something about the young man that showed up ‘without his ducks in a row’ to work. “Only an idiot would put himself forward without right education and training. He is sure to make a fool of himself!”

The young man doesn’t have time for the critics. He is too busy figuring it out on the go. The master across the river looks on at the young man and sees himself. The blind look at the young man and laugh.

Genius in its infancy looks like stupidity to the lame, and genius to the master.

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration”

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Keep the main thing the main thing

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On hard starts

It’s never easy to get started.  That’s because going from zero to one requires a start, a spark. It’s harder to start a spark than continue a fire, but as long as we can start the spark then we can burn the world. Another thing that gets in the way: too much magnesium, too much fuel, not enough striking. We convince ourselves that we need more, more, more. We don’t need more. We need to strike. 

Half monkey-mind, half afraid of the truth. The solution to both is to sit down, shut up, and let it all unfold. 

We find that the whole thing was a fools errand anyway. Starting should be no harder than seeing.

If you’re having a hard time starting, then take ten steps back, and ask yourself the basic questions.

  • What do I want?
  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • What’s the point?

I have my answers, and it has made all the difference. I am free to do whatever I want, because I know what I want. Action is as easy as seeing.

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I used to be quiet, now I talk too much

It’s hard to show up and write when it’s all been written. Sometimes you feel like it’s all been done. No matter. Say it anyway. Someone out there needs to hear it from you. Even though it’s all so simple, it must be said. Everything becomes a note-to-self for the real expert. No matter. Say it anyway.

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8/16/19

The fan overhead, lowest setting. The natural wood walls. The open dirty windows. Crisp morning, central Oregon.

Hundreds of families were here before us, thousands after.

We acknowledge the universe, a sincere bow in how we spend our days together.

Nothing to strive for, everything complete, except the exploring.