Know whats funny? realising that everything that has been hard in my life was almost always difficult because I made it that way. When I stop trying to run everything or think 30 steps ahead or ‘figure out’ why people act ‘that way’ and simply react to each moment its amazing how things begin to just happen in the best and easiest possible way. The hard part is remembering to stop trying to control the uncontrollable.
I take Eddie for a walk in the morning, and no matter how many times I’ve done it, and no matter how much we walk the same route to the same park and stop to sniff the same trees (mostly Eddie does this) he never fails to make me laugh out loud at least once. When you start the day laughing its like you set the bar for the rest of the day to be fun.
there really is never a ‘right time’ to do some things. so just do them. there never is really ‘enough time’ to do what you want to do. so just do it. there is never ‘enough money’ to finish what you start. so just start it.
I heard a really wise person once say “you can never get sick enough to make one person well, you can never get poor enough to make one person rich, and you can never feel bad enough to make one person feel good.” You cant help anyone who isn’t ready to help themselves, no matter how right or caring you are until that person is ready make the move you are just hurting yourself trying to fix them.
Nothing you do in your life is ‘like meditation’ except meditation. I know its boring, and the ‘results’ appear so gradually that you dont notice anything except in hindsight, and i know you ‘don’t get it’ but its the best thing you can do for yourself and, sorry, but doing art, playing guitar, staring at flowers,chanting, having sex, or reading just wont do what meditation does for you.
You don’t have to believe your thoughts. (this one is so much more important than it looks.)
If i cant be happy right here right now, wherever that is, then I wont be happy anywhere else no matter how many boobies are there.
“On the Road” kinda sucks. Sorry hipsters, but its about a crappy person doing crappy things and bragging about it. I could sit in any dive bar and hear the same story without the self-righteousness.
No one, and I mean no one, cares if you thought Dez was a better singer than Henry.
Vans hurt your feet. Go for the New Balances, sure you will look like your grandpa but your tootsies will thank you for it. And double-fuck doc martens unless you actually work in a factory or mine or some shit.
Relationships cant be planned out, they will never live up to your ideals, they will cause pain, and they will change constantly, and if done correctly they will be full of the greatest moments of your life. Avoiding love because it might one day end is like never eating an apple because one day it will be a core.
Sad music can make you feel happy and happy music can make you feel sad. our brains are crazy.
Bukowski is fun to read because you don’t have to smell that dudes apartment.
Someone, somewhere thinks you are the greatest thing in the world. really.
Being a “straight shooter” or “telling it like it is” is no excuse to be a fuckhead. The truth isnt the truth at all if you are saying it to elevate yourself over another. If you cant find a way to speak without sounding like an asshole then you need to keep that trap shut.
going a whole day without talking (good or bad) about someone who isn’t in the room is really hard. Ive tried it, and never succeeded yet.
Almost anyone can do almost anything, don’t ever let anyone tell you different.