October 9, 2020
The Paradox of Tranquility
There are two rules:
- Never relax.
- Always relax.
This is the paradox to live by.
Be aware, but unbothered.
Act with purpose, and without expectation.
The overzealous are easily led astray.
The disenchanted have been numbed by cliché.
How can you feel ready when you are exhausted?
How can you stay calm when you are agitated?
There is no method. If there was, you would have figured it out by now.
Uncomfortable feelings will come and go. Life is a pendulum—it swings left and right, but always returns to the center.
How can you be smarter, better looking, and more charming than you actually are?
In the process of self-discovery, you will encounter the best of what you are. You will physically transform and mentally evolve. You will feel honored and humbled by the existence that you were born into.
You will also be confronted with the worst of what you have become. You will come face-to-face with your weaknesses, and you will fully realize the consequences of your previous mistakes.
Forgive yourself: If you could have done better, you would have.
Trust yourself: Your body and mind were made to adapt and improve over time.
Never relax: As long as you exist, be unwavering in your self-expression.
Always relax: Some things are not yours to control, be comfortable with who you are.