5-17-20 Talk Notes: Out of Control and Loving It!



"According to Stanford University Professor David M. Kennedy, crisis tends to be the vital ingredient for sparking long-range, widespread metamorphosis." From Now Anything Is Possible By Mitch Anderson  https://reasonstobecheerful.world/now-anything-is-possible-coronavirus-solutions/




Ladies of Steel: Sheffield England


“Our most important choice in life…is whether to concern ourselves with things external to us or things internal. Most people choose the former because they think harms and benefits come from outside themselves. According to Epictetus, though, a philosopher…will do just the opposite. He will look “for all benefit and harm to come from himself.” In particular, he will give up the rewards the external world has to offer in order to gain “tranquility, freedom, and calm.” Irvine, William B.. A Guide to the Good Life (p. 85).


19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19




“Our actions may be impeded . . . but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius