“Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” – Simone Weil
Most of my life, I’ve been something of a goody-goody. I know, I know. Annoying. But the thing is, I like being, more or less, good. Because not being good often ends up in one of three ways:
1. Embarrassment (for being immature, unprofessional, unkind, you name it);
2. Guilt; or
3. Just plain messing things up.
So be good. Don’t be a judgmental goody-goody, of course. But yeah. Be a good person.
You’ll be glad you did. Almost every time.
It’s spirituality for the rest of us.
Eckhart Tolle is awesome. So are Byron Katie and all those Buddhist monks we hear about. Why, then, doesn’t their advice immediately solve all our most pressing spiritual problems?
Why are their results so difficult to replicate?
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)