So, when these struggles happen, it’s the reverse clause that lets us “back up” and not get swept up in the ego reactions to these circumstances. It looks like this:
Betrayed by a friend? Learn from it, forgive, and move on.
Jailed? Refuse to be broken, and then be of service to others in prison.
Hardware failure and deleted work? Start over, and do it better.
Our minds have the power to redirect our lives after obstacles arise.
Remember, Murphy’s Law offers us the wisdom: if something can go wrong, it will.
The Stoic’s “law” tells us: no matter what happens in life, it’s up to us to face those challenges and, if necessary, reframe our situations… we can control those things inside us, and cannot control the outward circumstances.
In short, things go wrong. We don’t have to be basal and acerbic.
(See y’all tomorrow)