for reflection

To all of my dear readers:

Creating time to reflect, contemplate, meditate, pray…whatever we choose to do to be still…is an important gift to ourselves.

This morning, I received the quote below in my email box. Following the quote, the sender provided a question for reflection.  I took a few moments to read it several times; each time asking myself the question which follows the quote below.

“Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around, it comes to you. When it comes to you, stretch out your hand gently, take a portion of it politely, but pass it on. Or, it has not come to you yet. Do not project your desire to meet it. So act always in life.”

—Epictetus

And…the question:

What are you hearing in this?

You are invited to read and reflect upon the question as well.

2 Comments on “for reflection

    • Finding peace within is the greatest gift of being. When we are comfortable with ourselves, we need not look elsewhere. The quote spoke to me about patience and acceptance. After being rewarded in my career for “pushing the river” to make things happen, I’ve been learning to allow things to unfold and accept the pace rather than attempting to force my will. Life is an interesting process!

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