You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.  Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Laura

    I love this! So much freedom in it!

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    • Debra Darvick

      Doesn’t it? Now I just have to remember it.

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  2. Laurie P.

    What is just is, in other words, Debra. At least that is what this means to me. Feels so good to not judge!

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    • Debra Darvick

      On an deeper layer, it’s an invitation not to respond emotionally.
      And I agree with you, judgment does not feel good physically.

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  3. Manny Kalef

    Or, as the current saying goes, “it is what it is”.

    Manny

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  4. Gail Boorstein

    The most astonishingly intelligent essay I ever read is by Joseph Brodsky “Homage to Marcus Aurelius “ in “On Grief and Reason” Just wonderful.

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