Have we accepted our limitations too easily?
Looking deeper into who we really are might yield something surprising.
"I declare that in my opinion every one of our citizens, in all the manifold aspects of life, is able to show himself the rightful lord and owner of his own person, and do this, moreover, with exceptional grace and exceptional versatility."
Thucydides quoting Pericles’ Funeral Oration, addressing the citizens of ancient Athens.
Stolen from Steven Pressfield's blog post "Poof Goes The Middle Class"
How can we be in acknowledgement of the events and yet separate and untouched by their consequences?
Life Is In The Right
"...What could I say about your tendency to doubt
or about your inability to bring your outer and inner lives into harmony
or about all the other things that oppress you...
... just the wish that you may find in yourself enough patience to endure and enough simplicity to have faith; that you may gain more and more confidence in what is difficult and in your solitude among other people.
And as for the rest, let life happen to you.
Believe me: life is in the right, always."
-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters To A Young Poet (9)
Out From Your Narrowness
Do not give yourself to what’s limited.
Do not strip your soul of its immensity
For I have brought you into the clearing – Out into the open
Out from your narrowness and dimness.
Psalm 81, from Opening to You, Zen-Inspired versions of the Psalms
(courtesy of Krayna Castlebaum's wonderful blog post:"Holy Cow! Watch Out For Idols")
There is no "Trouble-Free Life"
"There is no way to guarantee a trouble-free life.
Life is like any other contact sport.
You may encounter hardships of one sort or another.
Wise people find happiness
not in the absence of such hardships,
but in their ability to understand
them when they occur."
Sydney Banks, The Missing Link
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