Don’t lament this, and don’t get agitated.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.43
Being in the headspace of hopelessness comes from having hope. Hoping invests our inner resources in a non-existent future, built only on assumptions, fantasies, and wishes. We DO NOT know the future, so to invest in it is foolish, perhaps even dangerous. The future could hold more drama, more troubles, and more failures… or it could hold liberation, success, and happiness. In any case, we don’t know. “Good” or “bad” doesn’t matter.
Invest in the present, not the past or future. The present is the only SURE bet…
… and the only place in times that holds the reality of “being OK”.
(See y’all tomorrow)