Time to think…about your reasoned choice

“Consider who you are. Above all, a human being, carrying no greater power than your own reasoned choice, which oversees all other things, and is free from any other master.”
Epictetus, Discourses.

Take away everything you have in life – your job, your family and friends, your possessions – even the clothes you’re standing in – and what would you have left? You’d still have the power to choose what all this means to you. When you strip back the pains and pleasures of life, who are you at the very centre of it all?

When you strip away all the material things that fill up your life – the clutter around you – perhaps you’ll find that you don’t really need them after all.

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