Epicitius: The Art of Living

Care take this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, and this deed. Quit the evasions.

Stop giving yourself to needless troubles. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you are in now.

You are not some disinterested bystander. Participate. Exert yourself.

Respect your partnership with providence. Ask yourself often, how may I perform this particular deed such that it is consistent with and acceptable to the divine will? Heed the answer and get to work. When your doors are shut and your room is dark, you are not alone.

The will of nature is within you as is your divine genius within. Listen to its importuning. Follow the directives. As concerns the art of living, the material is your own life. No great thing is created suddenly. There must be time. Give your best and always be kind.

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