Thursday, December 19, 2019

"Be like the rocky headland on which the waves constantly break. It stands firm, and round it the seething waters are laid to rest." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 4.49.

How easy it is for us to feel more like the waves than the rock. Things happen in life that make us feel emotionally tossed about.

So how do you change from being tossed about by the waves to becoming more like a rock? By simply doing the best you can within your sphere of influence. Realize that the external influences in our lives are just that-external. We are the gatekeepers of our minds. We allow ourselves to think something is good or bad.

So let's be more like the rock. Focus more on the things we control internally. When we stay focused on living through our values; it becomes easier for the external things in life to become less invasive. Those externals might crash down on us, but we can remain steadfast and resolute. Be like the rock. Stay focused on the things you can control- even in the midst of life's storms. There you will find peace.

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