It is not necessary to change other people. Hells bells, it’s not even possible! Our work is to wake up and change ourselves. Nothing changes until we do. No other change is necessary.
A man awakens for the most prosaic of reasons—he’s tired of sleeping.
First, we tumble unwittingly into the habit of over-stimulation, of doing more and more of what makes us feel good. Then some crisis happens and we’re introduced to the sober joy of under-stimulation.
I know a man who went from fearing everything to fearing nothing. He tells me that his senses have sharpened, that he sees and hears with more acuity and that food tastes better.
Apple founder Steve Jobs’s last six words: “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”