Friday, January 13, 2023

Daily Stoic - What is in your control?

 Today's meditation is all about how to focus on in your life.

Understand at last that you have something in you more powerful and divine, more than what causes the bodily passions and pulls you like a mere puppet. What thought now occupies my mind? Is it not fear , suspicion, desire or something like that?

Marcus Aurelius

Look at these words through the prism of today and all of the interest working for a part of your attention and money. 

Food designed to over satiate with sugar and extra simple carbs. It is designed to overpower your instincts and convince you to spend and eat more. And actually makes you crave more and more.

Consider Facebook, Instagram and TickToc, designed to keep you stuck to our devices and serves ads design for you specifically.

Consider the media which manufactures stories to provoke outrage and anger.

What Marcus Aurelius is saying is that your mind can be stronger that these pulls.

And, by the by, it has been over a week since I had a Diet Coke!  Good for me.

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