Do what is right, not what is easy
– paths of meaning
There are many times I’ve chosen to do the easy thing
Even though my gut and my heart new it wasn’t right
I took the easy way and it kind of felt like a piece of me died
There are other times when I have down what’s right but it wasn’t easy, it was in the moment wishing I had done the easy thing but afterwards I was glad I did the right thing.
There are many times we will be tested on these choices and sometimes we will get it wrong, and we will know because we will be able to feel It in our stomachs
Sometimes we cant rectify the situation other times we can
But in any moment ask yourself
‘is this the right thing’
You may be able to catch yourself before you make a mistake
The Gateway To Light.
Is the darkness inside of you.
The storeys you tell yourself, The situations you find yourself in, The thoughts, The feelings are the path to the other side.
Think about it,
You wouldn’t know what pleasure was, without pain. Hot without cold, day and night…
So how are you supposed to find your light, without experiencing the darkness?
Everything in your life that works today, has come from a place that didn’t… You changed what didn’t work into something that did,
Dark transitioning into light.
Let the darkness guide you.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones
In Ryan Holidays lives of the stoics book, he mentions one stoic that we know very little about,
History does mention any of the good he did or said,
It just remembers him for the one act of slander he did and that’s how he will be remembered.
Marcus Aurelius once said –
You could leave life right, so remember that with all you say and do
Meaning any act could be your last.
That day your having an off one, and you snap at someone or make a bad call in the heat of the moment…
That one time could wipe out all the good you have ever done.
We’ve seen it countless times in the modern day too,
One tweet could cost somebody their career, their legacy.
If it’s not right dont do it, if it’s not true dont say it (Marcus Aurelius I think)