For any challenge we should hold three thoughts at our command:
Lead on God(s) and Destiny, to that Goal fixed for me long ago. I will follow and not stumble; even if my will is weak I will soldier on. - Cleanthes
Whoever embraces necessity count as wise, skilled in divine matters. - Euripides
If it pleases the gods, so be it. They may well kill me, but they can’t hurt me. - Plato’s Crito and Apology”
Epictetus, Enchiridion, 53
Tolerance, Flexibility, and Acceptance
Like Cleanthes and Euripides, if you, dear reader, need divine beings to ease the blow of fate, saying that what befalls you is preordained, then by all means, do so. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you’re a believer or a non-believer…
… what matters is practicing the practice of acceptance.
If you need to mark something as divine in order to accept it, then please do! Do the namaste thing if you have to… however you get there, just get there. Join me in a together-practice of acceptance.
(See y’all tomorrow)