Self-improvement is fine but it’s froth on the coffee. The essential thing is to take no direction, have no strategy, be guided from within.
A well-trained mind is like a well-trained dog: it’s unobtrusive, doesn’t deviate, looks straight ahead, has one master.
Until a man clearly sees that change is necessary, he will not change. His first step is also his last step—to see himself as he is. In the seeing is the doing.
I can only know you to the extent that I know myself. Intimacy is rooted in self-knowledge. If I haven’t plumbed my depths, I’ll stay stuck at the level of form and flesh.
A life of latency, of waiting, wasting and playing the wastrel, is not for us. We are here to express who we are in our essence. That’s the job. And it’s not optional. “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”