These quotes sit by my stand up desk and provide me with daily inspiration and common sense. Here is a transcript of all those scribbles, presented in no particular order:

(e.e. cummings, please forgive me that I haven’t put all the pieces together perfectly.)

i thank god for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday, this is the birth day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay great happening illimitably earth)

how should a tasting touching hearing seeingbreathing any — lifted from the no of all nothing — human merely being doubt unimaginable you? (now the ears of my eyes awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. — Seneca

What gives your life meaning? — Neenah Ellis

You need to take the journeys that you need to take… you do not want to stay ignorant. — Shuleem Deen

Successful is someone who enjoys their life, is great at what they do, is curious and continually pushing forward to be better than they were today, without beating themselves up about it. — Rick Rubin

…reality is always grounded in a story, which is something you and I make up. — Scott Carrier

You’re a fucking human being. — Norah Vincent

I wanna be working on really hard things that matter with really amazing people that I can learn from. — Dr. Astro Teller

Don’t think, just do. — Precision Nutrition

The working definition of mindfulness that my colleagues and I find most helpful is awareness of present experience with acceptance. — Dr. Ronald Siegel

If you don’t you’re losing out. Love everything. — Larry

We are all apprentices in a craft where nobody ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

Adults are obsolete children. — Dr. Seuss

You gotta feed your family, pay your bills, and try to get ahead in this life. — Sandhogs

You’re what keeps me believin’ the world’s not gone dead. — Say Anything

I think you try too hard… let something happen. — Josh

Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma, but competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity. — Bhagavad Gita

I must be fine ’cause my heart’s still beating. — JWIII