No one has power to ruin my life. Am I ruined? Then I ruined myself. This is the realization that allowed Socrates to say, “You can kill me but you cannot hurt me.”
Complexity is an illusion. Life is supremely simple. It’s what I’m doing now.
As the world wants us to come, it also wants us to go.
The things we think are important are not that important. Life is a series of little things set against the vastness of no-thing.
Let us be resolute in our commitment to the present moment. And why, as a practical matter, should it be elsewhere? Life is not in the future, neither is it in the past.