Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

  • -- Joseph Campbell 约瑟夫·坎贝尔



The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.


Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.


Identifying pain in others was easy for me. I was drawn to it in some strange perverse way.


No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.