Jim Carrey quote

Got this from The Elephant Journal and thought it was worth keeping.
Link: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/11/jim-carrey-explains-depression-in-the-best-way-ive-ever-heard/


Jim Carrey shares the startling realization he came to after years of fame: it’s totally pointless to spend our whole lives creating and curating some specific identity for ourselves.

This is all ego: desiring to be important, to be someone, to matter. In reality, this grasping at a singular identity brings us only pain and suffering, for three main reasons. One, it introduces a separation between us and all other beings that dishonors our inherent, interconnected nature. Two, it deludes us into thinking that things are not supposed to change—that we are not supposed to change. Three, it leads us away from resting in our own basic goodness, as it makes us feel that we aren’t enough just as we are, right now.

Einstein Quote – Modest Life

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” – Albert Einstein

I agree very much with this quote, it is just very hard to follow in this capitalistic, technology heavy society.  Business, is the business of the USA regardless of how many 4th of July parades are done, Star Spangled Banners sung or Pledges of Allegiance recited.

Corporations have become more powerful than government and control it.  The bottom line is what is looked after and taken care of and the people are just a tool to increase profits.  Soon, people might not even be needed with the way AI is advancing.

Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman Quotes

I recently finished ‘Leaves of Grass’ by Walt Whitman.  Below are some of the quotes I like:

You shall no longer take things at second or third hand…nor look through the eyes of the dead….nor feed on the spectres in books,
You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, 

You shall listen to all sides and filter them for yourself.  

A Child said, What is grass?  fetching it to me with full hands; 
How could I answer the child?….I do not know what it is any more than he.

Nanea Hoffman quote

None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carring in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be Kind. Be weird. There is no time for anything else.” 

This was on Reddit today.  

[Image] We buried Mum today. We found this in one of her notebooks from GetMotivated