Wise words for a dreary. rainy Friday!
These wise words are by Roman Emperor/ philosopher Marcus Aurelius. We have a natural inclination to reject the emergence of difficult circumstances or events that do not appear to be amenable, but there is usually a lesson and opportunity for growth.
“True understanding is to see the events of life in this way:
‘You are here for my benefit, though rumour paints you otherwise.’
And everything is turned to one’s advantage when he greets a situation like this:
You are the very thing I was looking for.
Truly whatever arises in life is the right material to bring about your growth and the growth of those around you.
This, in a word, is art — and this art called ‘life’ is a practice suitable to both men and gods.
Everything contains some special purpose and a hidden blessing;
what then could be strange or arduous when all of life…
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