We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices.
— Joan Didion —
The Law of Pure Potentiality Part 4
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
As you gain more and more access to your nature, you will also spontaneously receive creative thoughts because the field of pure potentiality is also the field of infinite creativity and pure knowledge. Franz Kafka, the Austrian philosopher and poet, once said,
The essence of good is a certain kind of reasoned choice; just as the essence of evil is another kind. What about externals, then? They are only the raw material for our reasoned choice, which finds its own good or evil in working with them. How will it find the good? Not by marveling at the material! For if judgments about the material are straight that makes our choices good, but if those judgments are twisted, our choices turn bad.
—Epictetus, Discourses, 1.29-1-3—
The unrestricted person, who has in hand what they will in all events, is free. But anyone who can be restricted, coerced, or pushed into something against what they will is a slave.
— Epcitetus, Discourses, 4.1.128b-129b(resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic
Too much safety is dangerous for your well being
Ernie Zelinski, 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day
proclaimed American diplomat and writer Eleanor Roosevelt.
Daily Touch of Inspirations
December 19th: Human Scale
Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom Perseverance and Art of Living