All ego can do is resist, judge, blame, stand against, object to. Observe its response to this: Whatever happens in the present moment, even if it’s hard or painful, is for the best.
When there’s no ‘hard’ in our lives, no challenge or difficulty, we become soft as over-boiled potatoes. Take our diet. When we abandoned raw hard-to-chew food in favour of soft, processed food, our facial structure changed. We were handsome once.
Stopping on the outside—well, that’s one thing. Stopping on the inside is another thing.
Man’s chief problem is that he thinks involuntarily. He does not choose to think. He is being thought.
In these conflagrant times, it does us well to sip from Sufi’s cup: “This too shall pass.”
The worst thing that can happen to a man is an easy life.