How much do I want to read more? 8/10

Reading Steve Chandler is like reading Osho, Jim Rohn or listening to good music: no matter how you feel, you will feel better afterwards. Full of energy, ready to tackle your own project.

One day you will ask me which is more important?
My life or yours?
I will say mine and you will walk away
not knowing that you are my life.

-- Khalil Gibran

Labels That Stick Me to the Past

I’m a cake person.
We can’t thrive right now because we are covered with labels. We have labeled and classified ourselves.
They’ve only strengthened our separation from the universe.
We pin ourselves down this way. We chain ourselves up.
we are really just struggling and straining against the way we have labeled ourselves.

“I’m a progressive.” “I’m a conservative.” “I’m a Scorpio.” “I’m an atheist.” “I’m a foodie.” “I’m an introvert.” “I’m a 2 on the Enneagram!”
It goes on and on and with each label I get smaller and more paranoid.

I came to realize that people build themselves personalities as they build houses—to protect themselves from the world. But once they have built a house, they are forced to live in it. They become its prisoners.

-- Colin Wilson (Necessary Doubt)