Sunday, October 22, 2017

Destination: Repose …

… First Known When Lost: Bourne.

The potential pathways to a bourne of repose are innumerable: innumerable because of the uniqueness of each human soul. Still, because human nature has never changed (and will never change), we are not without guides. Poets and philosophers have preceded us. They provide us with clues to which we should attend. For instance, Epictetus tells us: "Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene." Epictetus (translated by W. A. Oldfather), The Enchiridion, Section 8. Variations on this bit of advice may be found in every part of the world, and at every point in the history of humanity. It is a finger pointing to the moon.

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