Danny James

511: World Book Day

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.




510: thrive

Autonomy – freedom to choose

Mastery – opportunity to be challenged, to enjoy the challenge, and improve

Purpose – contributing something meaningful to the Whole


Sometimes, progress = not getting what you wanted, but, just getting a little closer to it.

508: Space

How long I have denied the mind it’s quiet and the skin it’s thrill. The gentle heart, enthralled and contained, the space to replevin and elate.

507: These daily

See that your principles remain.

Value over Resistance.

Enable, rather than do.

Initiate, or delay.


Simplicity – avoiding the “Curse of Knowledge” and drilling down to the fundamental principles.

Resilience – autonomic, psychic, somatic.

Flow – experiencing things as they are, in real time, rather than as they ‘should’ be.



The greatest remedy for anger is delay.



Control your perceptions.
Direct your actions properly.
Willingly accept what’s outside your control.

That’s all we need to do.

Ryan Holiday – Ego is the Enemy


Rites of passage for most cultures were based on sheer physical usefulness: you counted as a person only when you showed you could be counted on.


You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you.

Marcus Aurelius