Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for August 30, 2013
WESTERN CULTURE HAS THINGS A LITTLE BACKWARDS RIGHT NOW. WE THINK THAT IF WE HAD EVERY COMFORT AVAILABLE TO US... INCOMING HEAD OFFICE ...WE'D BE HAPPY. WE EQUATE COMFORT WITH HAPPINESS. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Congratulations Enjoy Your New Mercedes Benz AND NOW WE'RE SO COMFORTABLE WE'RE MISERABLE. THERE'S NO STRUGGLE IN OUR LIVES. CLICK NO SENSE OF ADVENTURE. WE GET IN A CAR. WE GET IN AN ELEVATOR. IT ALL COMES EASY. DING! WHAT I’VE FOUND IS THAT I’M NEVER MORE ALIVE THAN WHEN I’M PUSHING. AND I’M IN PAIN. AND I’M STRUGGLING FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENT. AND IN THAT STRUGGLE… …THERE’S A MAGIC. - DEAN KARNAZES Ultramarathon runner, former marketing executive
A choice in every moment. Struggle or let go?
Don’t have to do it exactly Karnazes’ way.Achieve a better self.
I get in the car and say ‘today I will have compassion for other drivers’a friend of mine says he has to remind himself that he does not own the road.
We are both big achievers.