Moderation is only possible when I am fundamentally indifferent to my appetites and activities. I can employ self-discipline to fight with myself but where lies the merit and meaning in that unhappy business?
Weil was dazzling, brilliant and on a bad day a bit of a scold. “You have forgotten to ask each other the only question that really matters: ‘What are you going through?’” Suffering has three stages, expands JC: separation from what we thought we knew; initiation into a deeper way of being; return to where we started from.
If a company has heart, it will profit share. If it doesn’t, it won’t.
Without death, life would have no meaning, no sweetness. Death is life in its most sacred aspect. If I fear death, I fear change.
Without sickness, the term “good health” would be meaningless.
Welcome what comes.