I finished reading Herodotus’s History. A part of me would like to start over now that I’ve read it once so I could reread it knowing what I now know: I would understand it better because I’ve learned some of the basics from reading it the first time through. 146 more words
The biggest delusion human beings suffer from is that of control. I fight with myself constantly because of it because I am in something of a state of limbo: my heart knows that I have no control over my circumstances, but my mind hasn't yet caught up because fighting for control is a much older habit. I summed it up this way when I was first reading the practices: '"Circumstances rule men, men do not rule circumstances." Let me, therefore, put my heart into the miracle of compassion for men, rather than the illusion of control over circumstances.'