I have a section of my notes all for inspiring or helpful tidbits and stuff I think up personally. I make little distinction between what I come up with and what I put down so if you like you can try and guess which stuff is mine and which is some author or person of significance.
  1. I think that instead of reading loads of self help books, attending various seminars, listening to different preachers, we should just pick one thing. Something that feels true for us. Then practice it fiercely. Place our bets on it, then go all out. That's where magic happens. Where life blows away our expectations.
  2. Spend at least two-three hours a day talking to your child without tech devices around. Have something to keep you busy at first.
  3. I'm a different kind of father. Unlike the others I embody a form of father-y so potent it knocks you down at the sight of it. The day I witness my child come forth from her mother is the day my path is forged anew. The path that requires me, allows me, to do the impossible if it means protecting her. Let any evil thing know, "I am here.
  4. I would willingly sacrifice my position in heaven if it meant keeping her safe. I would burn down hell to rescue her from its depths. I am not a religious man but I pray for you if you meet me on the day of reckoning. You'll need an army of inhuman proportion to have any chance at stopping me.
    There isn't a worldly force known that can halt me in the face of my daughters love.
  5. I don't get all of this pro this and anti that which appears all the time in today's society. What's so difficult about opposing hate and supporting love? Being kind to each other? Not trying to hurt other people? Is it just me or is choosing any side, other than the spread of intelligent, understanding, and accepting individuals; utter insanity?
  6. He took his pain and he used it to help others escape theirs. He used it to better them. To push them forward. He took the tormented, twisted, stinging nettles of his broken life and he made compassion out of them. This is the meaning of pain.
  7. Never give any person the power to dim your light or make you doubt yourself.
  8. Just because you have a dick doesn't mean you have to be one.
  9. If your dreams don't scare you then perhaps you're not dreaming big enough.
  10. Painful circumstance is a wonderful opportunity to practice finding your inner harmony. Being sad or bored is a perfect chance to test ways to feel better and gain energy.
  11. Never let the loneliness blind you to the pain that false connection brings.
  12. Be the person you needed when you were younger.
  13. When jarred, unavoidably, by circumstance revert at once to yourself and don’t lose the rhythm more than you can help. You’ll have a better grasp of harmony if you keep going back to it.
  14. You can't always depend on others to help you as you have helped them. The world is indifferent to our plights. If you ask me, I don't want to waste any time feeling lesser than I am, no matter what. Be kind. Be your sweet and beautiful self. But understand who and for what you are sacrificing your need to feel like a priority.
  15. The great psychologist Viktor Frankl, survivor of three concentration camps, found presumptuousness in the age-old question: “What is the meaning of life?” As though it is someone else’s responsibility to tell you. Instead, he said, the world is asking you that question. And it’s your job to answer with your actions.
  16. The struggle against an obstacle inevitably propels the fighter to a new level of functioning. The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this.
  17. It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence.
  18. I think people move out of our lives to make room for new and better friends. That lonely period in between may feel like an eternity but it's only there to remind you how valuable people are.
  19. We are all still children. Some of us just know bigger words than others.
  20. During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.