Hello friends! Welcome back to Wisdom of The Week. Today we are continuing on with Epictetus the Aureate’s ninety seventh golden saying:
“”My brother ought not to have treated me thus.” True: but he must see to that. However he may treat me, I must deal rightly by him. This is what lies with me, what none can hinder.”
Epictetus is pointing out here, how important it is to realise that you are the only part of your life that you can change. As Christopher Gorog points out in LogicCentral’s new book, Inner Logic – Engineering Your Life, “The only thing we have control over is the way the world affects us. If you associate with people who are aware of this and who attempt to adjust only to what the world throws at them, then you will be able to develop with those individuals. With a group of such people, you can make a mountain. When you associate with people who believe that the world needs to be adjusted to suit them, you will notice that their influence brings negative energy. My recommendation is to disconnect from those influences gradually. Seek out and align with influences that create positive energy and flow. Adjust your perception of what is possible.” Epictetus and Chris are both saying that nobody has any control over anybody else, and as such, you can only choose how you will perceive your world. Be the person that enables others. Focus on adapting yourself to the world.