Dr. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. He lost three of his limbs in an electrocution accident as a college student. When he was a guest on The Tim Ferriss Show he shared some amazing inspirational nuggets about being in the moment and what he has learned from those who are at the end of their journey on earth. He talked about how fresh baked cookies or looking at art brings us back to the moment and helps us remember what makes us happy. Continue reading
I am currently reading Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and something in the book made me stop and think.
The author writes, “What characterizes the human race more, Karla once asked me, cruelty, or the capacity to feel shame for it? I thought the question acutely clever then, when I first heard it, but I’m lonelier and wiser now, and I know it isn’t cruelty or shame that characterizes the human race. It’s forgiveness that makes us what we are. Without forgiveness, our species would’ve annihilated itself in endless retributions. Without forgiveness, there would be no history. Without that hope, there would be no art, for every work of art is in some way an act of forgiveness. Without that dream, there would be no love, for every act of love is in some way a promise to forgive. We live on because we can love, and we love because we can forgive.” Continue reading