Author, Raymond Chandler, wrote in a letter to his publisher that he, “... never looked back, although (he) had many uneasy periods looking forward.” (1950)
Marcus Aurelius wrote that we need to “Clear (our minds) and get a hold of (ourselves) and, as when awakened from sleep and realizing it was only a bad dream upsetting (us), wake up and see that what’s there is just like those dreams.” (Meditations, 6.31)
Much of what upsets us isn’t real… but it sure feels real. And getting upset over that which isn’t real is like continuing to behave as if in a dream when we’re awake. Much of what sets us off is fear-based, and again, not real… yet, our reactions to those stimuli sure are.
Stop living in nightmare. Awaken!
(See y’all tomorrow)