Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 07/13/2019


It seems to me that town peace of mind and imperturbability are more important than any other external factors in life. Can I learn how to be a true Stoic while sometime is literally screaming in my fave by maintaining equanimity within and without? Can I remain sympathetic to the suffering of the person directing invective at me?

So far my training seems to have served me well and I can see from the suffering of friends that placing one’s hopes on external circumstances and the actions of others is both vain and a sure path to further suffering.

How few people have the opportunity to practice equanimity and patience in this intense format. Hope few of us have the right conditions to make use of these “problems.”

May I dedicate the merit of this practice to all those who help me practice patience and may wet all achieve liberation together.

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