"There are things which are within our power, and there are things
which are beyond our power. Within our power are opinion, aim, desire,
aversion, and, in one word, whatever affairs are our own.
Beyond our power are body, property, reputation, office, and,
in one word, whatever are not properly our own affairs...."
So starts the first lesson in The Manual For Life, from the teachings of
the great Greek philosopher, Epictetus.
Click on the image below to watch and listen to my latest guided meditation.
You have to admit it, that there is a great wisdom in knowing
what things you can control, and what things you can't control.
Much of our anger, frustration and anxiety stems from things
that we can't control, and it is a waste of time and energy to
be worried all the time about them.
It's like the weather: Can you control the weather? Of course not.
So simply take your precautions and make auxiliary plans, but being anxious,
angry or frustrated is not going to help at all.
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or contact me with your views and questions!