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Friday, September 14, 2012

Meditations XXIV

From Marcus' Aurelius' "Meditations":

“He liveth with the Gods, who at all times affords unto them the spectacle of a soul, both contented and well pleased with whatsoever is afforded, or allotted unto her;”

This reminds me of the old adage: "Don't worry about having what you want, focus instead of wanting what you already have." This is a very classical idea that if I can be content with my current situation, my life will be considerably happier. So much distress and anxiety comes from wishing that I was somewhere else, someone else, or sometime else...

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