Don’t give up! Show up! I know you have your good days and your bad days. But, it is imperative, that we bring our best selves where ever we may go. It is hard sometimes, I know. It is easier at times to curse the darkness then shine your light, but you and I must try.
If we can a achieve a state of Equanimity: A feeling of spaciousness and ease that is not caught up in preference or prejudice. In essence, taking every instance good and bad with the same calm open understanding and not as they say – DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. Because it is all small stuff. Nothing lasts and time is fleeting.
The STOICS have a couple of axioms the first is difficult to grasp at first but once you do it puts all things in perspective. 1. Amor Fati is a mindset that you take what life or fate gives you and you make the best of it. Gratitude comes into play here. We must love what and who we are and our role that we are meant to play. Free will is only as free as the choices that we make. Love and Accept everything thing that comes our way no matter how challenging and we will be better off. Enjoy the suck, really it won’t last. 2. Memento Mori reminds that we are born, we live, then we die. It reinforces the simple idea that life is precious and we could shed this mortal coil at any moment. So we must enjoy the time we have and be grateful for each and every moment. Do not squander the gifts you are given.
If we seek to see and experience the beauty all around us and immerse ourselves in its grandeur we will not have only showed up but have become a witness and a servant of the eternal moment.