Here’s why: Rev. Bee and I started a class yesterday entitled “Existential Well-Being Counseling”, and in one of my first posts to the class, I argued that only embracing the idea of “well-being” will do nothing but further develop and strengthen one’s ego. To me, well-being is being (more like DOIN) well. The ACT of being, in other words.
Those obsessed with glory attach their well-being to the regard of others, those who love pleasure tie it to feelings, but the one with true understanding seeks it only in their own actions... Think on the character of the people one wishes to please, the possessions one means to gain, and the tactics one employs to such ends. How quickly time erases such things, and how many will yet be wiped away.”
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 6.51.59)
Focus on our response to what happens… not on what happens.
(See y’all tomorrow)