You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree—make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.
I’ve made several hiring decisions in the past where I valued intellect over heart. I think that was a mistake… I have tried to adjust accordingly. It actually matters if somebody is a good person, beyond goodness itself.
Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe.
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- Jeff Bezos American Businessman
- Freeman Dyson American Physicist, Author
- Sheryl Sandberg American Executive, Author
- Bill Gates American Businessperson
- Michael Bloomberg American Businessperson
- Warren Buffett American Investor
- Michael Dell American Businessperson
- David Rockefeller American Businessman, Philanthropist
- Oprah Winfrey American TV Personality
- Steve Jobs American Entrepreneur