Direction and Goals

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. —Joseph Campbell


There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these. —Michael Nolan

If it doesn’t absorb you, if it isn’t any fun, don’t do it. —D.H. Lawrence

When we don’t enjoy what we do, we only nick the surface of our potential. —Dennis Wholey

The highest reward for a person’s work is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. —John Ruskin


Desires are healthy, and their pursuit pleasurable.  They are only destructive when they take away the three aforementioned aspects of guidance.  To comprehend the necessity of pursuit, you must focus on a desire without the impedance of conditioning and environmental persuasion.  This requires an enlightened, still mind, capable of being, and feeling presence in the present.  If you look at your writing that preceded this reply, you will notice, your struggle is between your inner influence and your societal influence, which is gardened by labels, names, tags, and other items of dialogue that are in control only when you identify with them. —Axely Congress

The value of achievement lies in the achieving….One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most Important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. –Albert Einstein

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. —Mahatma Ghandi