You Can’t Have Everything

“Everything you’re trying to reach – by taking the long way – you could have right now, this moment. If you’d only stop thwarting your own attempts. If you’d only let go of the past, entrust the future to Providence, and guide the present toward reverence and justice.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 12.1

Be present. It is the only thing we own.

If you live this moment to its fullest, you won’t have any regrets.

If you do the right thing in this moment, you won’t have any regrets.

The future will work out the way it’s supposed. It may not be the way you want it to.

By being present in each moment, focusing on what you can control, you will be prepared for whatever happens.

You can’t have everything you want.

If you accept what happens to you you can have everything you need.

Do the right thing. Breathe. Be present. Calm.

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