The Gospel of Authenticity
The last thing I wanted was to start with one name, only to change it later. If I did so, I risked losing any listeners I might have gained.
You can hear me go into greater detail about the initial title of the show in episode eight.
It was a nod to one of my favorite literary characters, brought to life by one of my favorite authors.
I liked the old name. Other people liked it, too. I saw certain advantages to using it. But, as my self-imposed deadline for release approached, I accepted what I already know to be true. It lacked the message I wanted to convey.
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."
“We can only choose whether we will feel and not what we will feel.”
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
“Man is what he believes.”
“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”
“Remember that where your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power.”
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
-William S. Burroughs
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
“It is a human defect to try to know one’s self by the self of another.”
-Robert Penn Warren
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”
“Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “there is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code.”
“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
“There is not teacher more discriminating or transforming as loss.”
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”