Day #741:”In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes” Andy Warhol.

Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don’t think they’ve ever remembered.

Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they’ll just have to learn how to be babies longer.

I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of “work,” because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet. I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs. Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

BY ANDY WARHOL

Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

Day #740: You Will be Ready When You are Ready

Ya. You’ll do it when you’re ready.

There’s a lot of pressure to be ready now, yesterday, ASAP. Grow achieve push plow crank rank. But you’re ready when you’re ready. Think of all the times you pushed your friends to dump the fool they were with…for years…

How many conversations have you had about quitting, moving, entering, leaping. Sometimes you’re that friend who gets listened to over and over. And one day…you’re ready. It usually happens when A) You’re in a sufficient amount of pain, or B) You have a religious moment of inspiration and you just can’t help but expand. And expand you will.

Credits: Danielle Laporte

Day #739:“You Increase Your Self-Respect When You Feel You’ve Done Everything You Ought to Have Done.”

“You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself. A man gets an immense amount of satisfaction from the knowledge of having done good work and of having made the best use of his day, and when I am in this state I find that I thoroughly enjoy my rest and even the mildest forms of recreation.”

Journal of Eugene Delacroix

Day #738:Louie Schwartzberg on Gratitude

This TED Talk  features award-winning photographer and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, who has perfected timelapse photography. Over the course of his 30-year career, Schwartzberg has focused on documenting his favorite subject – flowers, and his deep appreciation of nature is the topic of his talk. In 10 captivating minutes, the photographer delves into the connection between natural beauty and gratitude.
The video is accompanied by Schwatzberg’s breathless imagery, allowing the human eye an up close and personal experience of seeing fruits bloom, bees pollinate and bear witness to the overall symbiosis of Mother Nature. Sit back and let this meditative and eye-opening TED talk flow over you and, perhaps, fill you with gratitude.

 

Day #737:Learning to take care of oneself

– For years I have sought enlightenment – said the disciple. – I feel I am near it and want to know how to take the next step.

– A man who knows how to seek God knows also how to take care of himself. How do you support yourself? – asked the master.

– That is just a detail. I have rich parents who help me along my spiritual path. Because of that, I can dedicate myself entirely to sacred things.

– Very well – said the master. – I will explain to you the next step: look at the sun for half a minute.

The disciple obeyed.

When he had finished, the master asked him describe the landscape around him.

– I can’t. The sun’s brightness dazzled my eyes.

– A man who looks fixedly at the sun ends up blind. A man who only looks for Light, and shifts his responsibilities onto the shoulders of others, never finds what he is seeking – was the master’s comment.

-Taken from Paulo Coelho’s blog.

Day #736:How Much Does Passion and Inspiration Matter?

Inspiration springs forth when we allow ourselves to be “in-spirit,” aligned with our true essence. Stop and think about it: When you feel truly passionate and inspired about someone or something, what frame of mind are you in? What are you willing to do? What kind of effort are you willing to put forth? How fearful are you? Chances are, you feel motivated to do whatever it takes, without fear or doubt, to turn your vision into reality. You grow in confidence. You believe you can do it. You are committed from the heart and soul.

Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame through others. This is the heart and soul of leadership—the essence of inspiring others. It is about courageously casting off fear, doubt and limiting beliefs and giving people a sense of hope, optimism and accomplishment. It is about bringing light into a world of uncertainty and inspiring others to do the same. This is what we call passion, the fire within.

Passion is a heartfelt energy that flows through us, not from us. It fills our hearts when we allow it to and it inspires others when we share it. It is like sunlight flowing through a doorway that we have just opened. It was always there. It just needed to be accepted and embraced. Under the right conditions, this “flow” appears effortless, easy and graceful. It is doing what it is meant to do. It is reminding us that we are meant to be purposeful. We are meant to be positive. We are meant to be passionate. We feel this when we listen to and accept our calling in life. We feel it as inspiration when we open the door of resistance and let it in.

Day #735:Avoid Decision Paralysis

The first step to making a quantum leap is making a decision. Many times, the freedom of having so many choices stops us from choosing one.

We often find ourselves on the fence of indecision, thinking, “What should I do? What do others think I should do?” We start evaluating our abilities, becoming discouraged about the possibilities before we even commit to a certain goal, or outcome.

In my experience, a clear, specific definition of your intended direction is critical. If you do not know the destination, how will you know if you are off course? You can’t reach your goal without clarity of vision.More importantly, you shouldn’t just sit and over analyse the situation. To move forward fast, get clear about what you want and take action.