Wednesday AF, 17 August 2022
“Don’t set your heart on so many things.” - Epictetus
At first glance, this almost sounds demoralizing. Yet at the core of this statement is a cause that is so pure: to put “first things first”.
A modern mantra of our lives is that “we can have it all”. Work, family, purpose, success, leisure time. We want all of it… at the same time… and right now.
The pitfall is not the act of having multiple desires, but the lack of prioritization of them. In a world where it’s about the constant pursuit of more, we can lose ourselves in the fog. And where *everything* is important… Nothing is important.
Take a moment today to contemplate our priorities. Are we focused on the right things?