Monday, November 13, 2017

Commentary on Meditations: B7:30-31

Stretch your thought to parallel what is being said. Let your mind get inside what is happening and who is doing it.

Take your joy in simplicity, in integrity, in indifference to all that lies between virtue and vice. Love mankind. Follow god. Democritus says, 'All else is subject to the law of convention: only the elements are absolute and real', but enough for you to remember that all is subject to law. Precepts reduced to very few.

When you listen to others, put yourself in the speaker's mind.  Describe what is being said, no more, no less.  Don't add your opinion or don't even create an opinion to what is being said.

Let things stand on their own.  Be indifferent to anything but virtue (courage, temperance, justice, wisdom).  Accept what God, the atoms or Universe sends your way.  You have absolutely no control over such things.  You have no choice but to accept things as they are.  From there, decide what opinion you will take and move forward.

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