Anger is not merely a troublesome emotion; it is the death of sanity.
“You must have an aim, a serious aim,” said Gurdjieff. And of course that is true. Without an aim, we are loose cannons. We live eccentrically, inadvertently.
Good men are harmonic. They don’t mind what happens. They don’t get excited.
There are periods when we feel connected and alive, and there are other periods when we feel alienated and spent. Nothing wrong with that. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Life cannot give me what I need while I chase after what I want. What comes to me unbidden, unanticipated, is the precondition to contentment. Contentment is not an achievement. Not a result.