Posts Tagged ‘self-discipline’

Good Feels Good

August 8, 2010

Confidence in your rectitude is only wishful thinking until you have tempered your integrity in the fires of experience. Only when you are able to slay the dragons of your cravings and self-importance with the sword of divinely harmonious thoughts and actions can you reach the summit of true integrity.

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton

The values and principles you were taught are only (more…)

Breaking Rules Like an Artist

July 12, 2010




I like Caroline Myss‘ anecdote about her epiphany regarding creative writing. She included it on page 43 of her book, Sacred Contracts, to make the point that some people may come into our lives only briefly yet still have a significant impact.





I can still recall a brief exchange with a high school English teacher who cornered me after class one day to offer me some advice on both my writing style and my attitude. At the time I was carrying on a love affair with (more…)