When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.

19th October 2020

We seem to be surrounded and enveloped by bad news, in some cases horrific news. And, since we cannot control these events, it is easy to feel totally helpless and in despair. Jean-Paul Sartre said (through the mouth of Oreste in Les Mouches (The flies): ‘It is on the far side of despair that life begins’. The fact is that we cannot control most of what happens around us. We can only control our thoughts, the actions that emanate from our thoughts and our perception of events. That is where our power lies. When we do that, observe our thoughts and control our judgments, we move towards the far side of despair and to Life …


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