HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)
“He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven”
from the Collected Works of W.B. Yeats
“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.” ~ Bruce Barton
An interesting extrapolation of this theme:
There are no little things
In this moving and inspirational talk, David Foster Wallace puts forward that the freedom awareness provides is the freedom to decide how to interpret your surroundings. The freedom not to be a slave to the default settings forced on us by what is around us.
This is water. I am learning.
David Foster Wallace Speech – This Is Water.
2005 graduating class of Kenyon College.
I’m fascinated by habits and how to build them and break them. The most interesting books I’ve read on the subject (so far) are “The Power Of Habit” by Charles Duhig and “Your Brain At Work” by David Rock.
Below is a timeless quotes on the power that our thoughts and habits have in our lives.
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
– Mahatma Gandhi