A man in full doesn’t want anything. Or, put another way, he wants what he has; he doesn’t want what he doesn’t have. Men in full are easy to overlook. They’re very quiet.
A mind that’s not thinking is like a drill that’s not drilling.
He was a child prodigy, a mathematical genius and one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. A frail reed, he died slowly, painfully, at 39. Today, when everyone walks around with a cellphone, he is chiefly remembered for this: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” That is, in a self-selected state of drastic under-stimulation.
Love is not what the culture says it is. The culture says love is romance. This is not true. Love is quieter, humbler and steadier than that. Romance is incidental. Comes and goes.
When our minds are still and our hearts quiet, life moves toward us.