Stoic week day 6 Resilience

Morning Text for Reflection

Be like the headland, on which the waves break constantly, which still stands firm, while the foaming waters are put to rest around it. ‘It is my bad luck that this has happened to me.’ On the contrary, say, ‘It is my good luck that, although this has happened to me, I can bear it without getting upset, neither crushed by the present nor afraid of the future.’ This kind of event could have happened to anyone, but not everyone would have borne it without getting upset. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.49

Now I realised that not concerning the outcome. You can exercise, eat right, do things right but things may not be having the outcome.

Morning. Read today’s morning text. Mentally prepare for your day ahead by contemplating what it means to be more emotionally resilient throughout the day. How would you achieve this? What would the consequences be?

To be more emotionally resilient, with a mindset, whatever happens to me, remain calm because any event could have happened to anyone.

Easier said than done, on Friday I was feeling miserable. I don’t understand why till now. I had high hope for myself. I wish to changed the world and wanted an outcome too soon.

On Saturday I listen to someone saying that the mind only experiences suffering when it itself creates a desire for a specific outcome in life.

Then I realised that the reason why I am frustrated is because I expect too much of myself. After having multiple failures and no opportunities in sight, my heart sunk on how am I going to achieve next year goals.

I thought I like challenges but I like good life too. It’s very conflicting to have a lifestyle and challenges. I know a lot of people perhaps wanted to quit.


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