What would Jerry do?

What would Jerry do?

I am Jerry Holtaway.
Through the help of somatic transformation, I recently realized the difference between my super-charged ego (which I now call by my formal name "Gerald"), and my true spirit (for whom I use my nickname "Jerry"). I am now testing out my life through Jerry and asking, "What would Jerry do?" I'm exploring that idea here. You can learn more about somatics at www.strozziinstitute.com (I am not affiliated, just a happy patron). To read about my progress, visit https://medium.com/meaningful-practices
americanexpress:

A quote from Dave Kerpen’s 9 Moments the Happiest People Have EveryDay
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Dave Kerpen is a regular paid contributor to the American Express Tumblr community 

americanexpress:

A quote from Dave Kerpen’s 9 Moments the Happiest People Have EveryDay

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Dave Kerpen is a regular paid contributor to the American Express Tumblr community 

modernshxmxn:

We are not entitled to anything or anyone. The more you accept this, the happier you’ll be. 

Be aware of yourself. No matter how much you learned and how much you know, if you don’t know yourself you don’t know anything. Indeed, if you don’t know yourself you cannot know anything else.
- Suzuki Shōsan (鈴木正三, February 5, 1579 – July 28, 1655)
psychoactivelectricity:

Bushido
The religions of the world have been pernicious. They’re economic and political movements — if God existed, they would have no particular special line to him. They’re just political and social corporations. And they’ve been responsible for so much misery and slaughter over the years, they have such an abysmal record. They run on defrauding the public. You see all these people in their fancy costumes laying down rules as to what you can do and what you can’t do, and telling you it’s come from God. It’s so silly, and people are so terrified of the situation they’re in that they buy into anything.

People don’t “like” to think on their own

Interesting New York Times Opinion piece about the busyness everyone seems to be defaulting toward these days. Most cannot last more than 10 or 15 minutes when asked to think on their own.

"But you can’t solve or let go of problems if you don’t allow yourself time to think about them. It’s an imperative ignored by our culture, which values doing more than thinking and believes answers are in the palm of your hand rather than in your own head."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/sunday-review/no-time-to-think.html?smid=opinion-ios-share&smprod=opinion-ios

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing, it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.
- Fulton J. Sheen (via childrenofthetao)
A lot of impulsive mistakes are made by people who simply aren’t willing to stay bored a little longer.
- Paul Aurandt (via childrenofthetao)
Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.
-  David G. Allen (via childrenofthetao)
blastedheath:

Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956), Pfingstrosen [Peonies]. Watercolour on Japan paper, 46.7 x 35 cm.

blastedheath:

Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956), Pfingstrosen [Peonies]. Watercolour on Japan paper, 46.7 x 35 cm.

Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed.
- Pema Chödrön (via childrenofthetao)

hajandrade:

Q. Cassetti (Elizabeth Quarrier Eddy Cassetti): The Hive

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle (via childrenofthetao)

Yet, on the other hand

The Canon from Toledo, after trying to convince Don Quixote et al, why books of chivalry should be banished, he states privately why he actually loves them:

"And if this is done in a pleasing style and with ingenious invention, and is drawn as close as possible to the truth, it no doubt will weave a cloth composed of many different and beautiful threads, and when it is finished, it will display such perfection and beauty that it will achieve the greatest goal of any writing, which, as I have said, is to teach and delight at the same time. Because the free writing style of these books allows the author to show his skills as an epic, lyric, tragic, and comic writer, with all the characteristics contained in the sweet and pleasing sciences of poetry and rhetoric; for the epic can be written in prose as well as verse."