We would have greater success in achieving our goals if we tried not so much to control time — an impossibility, as it is outside us — and instead tried to control energy — eminently possible, as it is within us

Chasing Daylight – how my forthcoming death transformed my life P. 76

… We would have greater success in achieving our goals if we tried not so much to control time — an impossibility, as it is outside us — and instead tried to control energy — eminently possible, as it is within us.”

A friend gave me a list of things that let you know you are old. Some are silly, others are serious …

— Reflections on the Art of Living A Joseph Campbell companion P. 68

A friend gave me a list of things that let you know you are old. Some are silly, others are serious.

One is ‘ … when you sink your teeth into a juicy steak and they stay there.’ Another is ‘… when your back goes out more often that you do.’ …

the really serious one is ‘…when you have gotten to the top of the ladder and find it’s against the wrong wall.’

And that’s where so many people are. It’s dreadful. And then, Jesus, to descend the whole ladder and start up another … Forget the ladder and just wander, bump around.”