Circumstances Have No Care for Our Feelings

February 23rd

“You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.38

Maybe it’s being self-centered. If everything revolves around you, then everything must be happen with you in mind.

Maybe it’s a protection mechanism. Being angry at something out of our control displaces the responsibility from us to them.

Either way, it’s wrong.

Not only do circumstances not care, they can’t care. Circumstances aren’t sentient beings.

They have no inherent evil. Notice the wording : “You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger…”

Remember this when the race didn’t go your way. “Life” isn’t out to get you. “Life” couldn’t care less. Sport certainly doesn’t. (one of my all time favorite videos)


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IK has convinced me to take advantage of the time and opportunity I have right now and learn some manual therapy. If I am to grow as a coach, I can’t continue depending on fellow therapists, because I won’t always have access to that.

#Inspire #Connect #Educate #Perform

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