Leaving Unlucky Behind…

“How unlucky I am that this should happen to me. But not at all. Perhaps, say how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen. For the same blow might have stricken anyone, but not many would have absorbed itContinue reading “Leaving Unlucky Behind…”

Roots of Dignity…

“The Universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” – “Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” – “When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longerContinue reading “Roots of Dignity…”

Tolerance of Shame and Shamelessness…

“When you run up against someone else’s shamelessness, ask yourself this: Is a world without shamelessness possible? No. Then don’t ask the impossible. There have to be shameless people in the world. This is one of them. The same for someone vicious or untrustworthy, or with any other defect. Remembering that the whole world classContinue reading “Tolerance of Shame and Shamelessness…”

The Internal Tools of Life

Time and events being continuity for us. Experience and feeling that is a plus. Thoughts control our every moment in the now. We use these said tools to figure things out somehow. The ways to make it through each day. Looking for the expression known as being happy. Another thing we can actually control. ForContinue reading “The Internal Tools of Life”

Ties of Life…

You are, therefore I am. I am, therefore you are… ~Random Pillow Thought~ “Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do. Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you. Sanity means tying it to your own actions.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Dreams of Labyrinth Proportions…

There is definitely a pattern of sorts. This is an equal amount of Chaos to oppose the balancing force. When prana is the breath of life. And the conduit is you. One becomes the vessel. That’s what us humans do. Being the definitive magical working time machine. Whether wide awake or deep in a dream.

Reasoning for Purpose…

“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work – as a human being.’ What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for – the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this whatContinue reading “Reasoning for Purpose…”

Any Given Present…

“Don’t let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole. Don’t try to picture everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand, and ask, ‘Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?’ You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Then remind yourself that past and future have no power overContinue reading “Any Given Present…”

Strength from Within…

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca “If you have assumed a character beyond your strength, you have both played a poor figure in that, and neglected one that is within your powers.” ~ Epictetus

Release of Shame…

“It is not the actions of others which trouble us (for those actions are controlled by their governing part), but rather it is our own judgments. Therefore remove those judgments and resolve to let go of your anger, and it will already be gone. How do you let go? By realizing that such actions areContinue reading “Release of Shame…”

Essence of Digestion

“For even sheep do not vomit up their grass and show to the shepherds how much they have eaten; but when they have internally digested the pasture, they produce externally wool and milk. Do you also show not your theorems to the uninstructed, but show the acts which come from their digestion.” ~ Epictetus

Tenacity with Humility

“The first step: Don’t be anxious. Nature controls it all. And before long you’ll be no one, nowhere – like Hadrian, like Augustus. The second step: Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demandsContinue reading “Tenacity with Humility”

Inner Workings of the Opinion

“You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.” ~ Marcus Aurelius