Not everything in your life has to make sense right now. It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what your purpose is. It’s cool to take your time, try new things, make mistakes, and laugh them off. Just enjoy the process. You’ll figure it out one piece at a time; just be patient with yourself, and keep going at the right pace.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.
—  Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Whenever you are in any state of pleasure—sex, food, money, power, anything that gives you pleasure—meditate on it. Just try to find where is it coming from. Are you the source, or is the source somewhere else? If the source is somewhere else then there is no possibility of any transformation because you will remain dependent on the source.
But fortunately, the source is not anywhere else, it is within you. If you meditate you will find it. It is knocking from within every moment, ‘I am here!’ Once you have the feeling that it is there knocking every moment, and you were only creating situations outside in which it was happening, it can happen without situations. Then you need not depend on anybody, not on food, on sex, on power, anything. You are enough unto yourself. Once you have come to this feeling, the feeling of enoughness, indulgence—the mind to indulge, the indulgent mind—disappears.
That doesn’t mean you will not enjoy food. You will enjoy it more! But now food is not the source of your happiness, YOU are the source. You are not dependent on food, you are not addicted to it.
That doesn’t mean you will not enjoy sex. You can enjoy more, but now it is fun, play; it is just a celebration. You are not dependent on it, it is not the source.

And once two persons, two lovers, realize that the other is not the source of their pleasure, they stop fighting with the other. They start loving the other for the first time.
Otherwise you cannot love a person upon whom you are dependent in any way. You will hate, because he is your dependence. Without him you cannot be happy. He has the key, and a person who has the key of your happiness is your jailer. Lovers fight because they see that the other has the key: ‘He can make me happy or unhappy.’
Once you come to know that you are the source of your own happiness, and the other is the source of his own happiness…
You can share your happiness; that’s another thing, but you are not dependent. You can share, you can celebrate together. That’s what love means: celebrating together, sharing together, not deriving from each other, not exploiting each other.
Exploitation cannot be love. Then you are using the other as a means, and whomsoever you use as a means will hate you. Lovers hate each other because they are using and exploiting each other, and love—which should be the deepest ecstasy—becomes the ugliest hell.
But once you know that you are the source of your happiness, that no one else is the source, you can share it freely. Then the other is not your enemy—not even an intimate enemy. For the first time friendship arises.

You can enjoy anything, and you will be able to enjoy only when you are free. Only an independent person can enjoy. A person who is mad and obsessed with food cannot enjoy. He may fill his belly, but cannot enjoy. His eating is violent. It is a sort of killing—he is killing the food; he is destroying the food.
And lovers who feel that their happiness depends on the other are fighting, trying to dominate the other. They are trying to kill the other, to destroy the other.
You will be able to enjoy everything more when you know that the source is within. Then the whole of life becomes a play, and moment to moment you can go on celebrating, infinitely.

—  Osho
Key focus points

Good health

Be focused
Be energetic in this focus
Be committed to this focus

A wandering mind can lead to inventive thought, however, be very careful where you allow it to wander.

Be vigilant and watchful, listen to your thoughts. Adjust always, stay clear on what you will allow yourself to think on.

Your thoughts drive your energy and therefore your direction.
Stay in your lane
Use good fuel
Follow your guidance system
Enjoy your journey

Animals are excellent to have around, particularly when you’re feeling shit, because they are so untroubled by existence and unwaveringly confident in their ability to enjoy stuff (even if that stuff is rolling in fox poo).

When I was unwell, all the care and kindness I wasn’t able to offer myself I could defer onto the dog, and it was in loving the very simple, very stupid, incredibly happy ball of fur and ears I could find just a little bit of point in the pointless.

That’s what you need sometimes, whether it’s a dog or a cat or a jazzy lizard or something else entirely that provides you with some emotional respite when it’s all too messy—a tiny yet significant port in an almighty storm.
—  Ruby Elliot, It’s All Absolutely Fine: Life Is Complicated So I’ve Drawn It Instead