once advised his students
to write down the three things
they most wanted in life.
If any item on the list
clashes with any other item,
you are destined for unhappiness.
Better to live a life of single-pointed focus,
But what about the benefits
of living harmoniously among extremes?
What if you could somehow create
an expansive enough life
that you could synchronize
seemingly incongruous opposites
into a worldview
that excludes nothing?”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love