A quote for Rough Days.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 14, 2013
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I needed this today. Maybe you do, too.

“A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.”

For more: “I Never Said it Would Be Easy. I Only Said it Would Be Worth It.”



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “A quote for Rough Days.”

  1. Nichole says:

    Right on.

  2. jessalyn says:

    Beyind perfect timing, thanks fors sharing! We’ve got this!

  3. Rajni Tripathi says:

    totes for shizzle my friend

  4. bruce says:

    This quote totally encompasses my coaching practice just now. I would like to use it if possible. If so can you please tell me to whom it should be credited?