Consider this: if we feel like we’ve no choice, we could be falling victim to our own minds, or better yet, ego’s control over our minds.
Ego tells us that we don’t deserve whatever “negative” thing is happening to us. Ego tells us that because we don’t “deserve” to be in these circumstances, it’s OK to rage against those circumstances. Ego tells us that all this stuff is personal.
For there are two rules to keep at the ready - that there is nothing good or bad outside my own reasoned choice, and that we shouldn’t try to lead events but to follow them.”
(Epictetus, Discourses, 3.10.18)
If we’re ignorant to ego’s role, then we’re allowing ourselves to become ego’s victim.
How much of our liberation is in our hands?
When will we choose to take advantage of choice?
(See y’all tomorrow)