Accept, don’t force…

“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will – then your life will flow well.”

Epictetus

This is one of those quotes where you just have to sit back and let it marinate a bit. You have to chew on it and the longer you chew, the more sense it seems to make. To be honest, I almost didn’t choose this quote today because it doesn’t seem to impart an immediate and visceral meaning. But upon further reflection, the true beauty of the wisdom imparted here is that a smoothly flowing life isn’t about what you would, or could, control. Nor is an ideal life about how you could curate every moment that happens.

Life is about accepting, not wishing. Receiving, not pushing. Understanding, not forcing. True wisdom occurs when you realize that you aren’t in control, and you never were. When you recognize and understand this fact then suddenly everything seems to become simpler and more focused.

The more you try to control life, the less control you actually have. When you accept the flow, only then can you have control…

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