From today’s Daily Stoic…

Steve Jobs told BusinessWeek in 2005, only midway through Apple’s stunning rise to becoming one of the world’s most valuable companies: “Quality is much better than quantity. . . . One home run is much better than two doubles.”

Don’t think Steve was a student of the game of baseball 😉 A home run isn’t about quality and if you’re only hitting home runs you don’t have a quality team. Probably not the best of comparisons to make.

Meditation Frustration

Started up a meditation practice again this month after trying out the Calm app. Really need the daily routine to just slow down for a bit, even if its only 10 minutes a day.

One thing I find a bit frustrating, not just with Calm but the idea in general, is the attention to the breath. I get why this is the “universal” thing to do but they always say “don’t control the breath, just notice the natural flow”. For me the problem is bringing my attention to my breath automatically makes me control it. Maybe there is a way around this but so far I haven’t found it.

Wright Woods, October 2002

Thankful for the fact that its overcast this morning. Hope it continues the rest of the day. Love the sunshine but sometimes its nice to have a break!

But the cooler temps, the noise of the crickets, and the mist we’re having is making me think of Autumn 🍁. Looking forward to the cooler days.