Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thou Hast Forgotten

When thou are troubled about anything,
thou hast forgotten this,
that all things happen according to the universal nature; and

forgotten this,
that a man's wrongful act is nothing to thee; and

further thou has forgotten this,
that everything which happens, always happened so and will happen so, and now happens so everywhere;

forgotten this too,
how close is the kinship between a man and the whole human race, for it is a community, not of a little blood or seed, but of intelligence.

And thou hast forgotten this too,
that every man's intelligence is a god, and is an efflux of the deity; and

forgotten this,
that nothing is a man's own, but that his child and his body and his very soul came from the deity;

forgotten this,
that everything is opinion; and

lastly thou has forgotten that
every man lives the present time only, and loses only this.
(Marcus Aurelius, in Inspiration by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 78-9)
24 September 2013

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