...when someone, finally, out of the blue, comes into your life and gives you what you haven't been able to get from anyone, even though you have been trying and trying and trying... in vain.
And then you feel love. No, I mean LOVE... if I could I would make the letters as big as a house. Love. really.
You see, my soul correction, "Forget Thyself" instructs me to listen to someone smarter than me, so I don't have to learn everything the hard way, but, of course, listening to the instructions is not part of my soul correction, in fact the opposite of it.
Either everybody counts or nobody counts... this is the principle that makes Michael Connelly's books so dear to me. Obviously, to me, that labels me as a commie, a Democrat, a lefty... but I really don't care... It's your issue, not mine. My job is to be true to my principles.
I like crime novels. Most of them are clean and most of them go into the details that allow me to be forced to ride on the surface, to turn the page too eagerly, but stay on the page I am on: savoring it. Rare to find books like that.
No FOMO, I am where I am supposed to be. No desire to be anywhere else, doing anything other than what I am doing.
If you are in business... or even if you are only selling your time/work at a job or freelancing, pricing your merchandise, friendship, advice, companionship, your time, your service is going to be something worth looking at.
A few decades ago I published a magazine. The magazine was free, the income came from advertising.
A girl whom I knew from before, who worked at the same architect's office I worked, called me and asked if she could trade cleaning my office for advertising. Turns out she was turning tricks...
She came to the office, worked for an hour and expected it to cover the price of a quarter page ad, $200 at the time.
An experiment is always successful. It is successful at showing what it shows. Whether you interpret accurately what it shows or not... is up to you. And then what you do with what it suggests is up to you...
"Do not be timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Considering my life, life is an experiment has been probably the best thing I've ever invented for myself. Why? Because it killed 90% of the voices inside that said that I was stupid, that I was a loser, that nobody will ever love me.