Very nicely explained. Many years ago, came across a book, with the writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, and the third one, whose name also began with Epi, but cannot bring it to mind, at this point. It was during a downswing, or at least seemingly so, in my life. They gave me the point of view to let go, deal with what was in front of me, and accept, to the best of my ability, what came at me. That has allowed a fairly moderate, but wonderful life to unfold.
In an entirely different vein, also read the recorded works of Saint Francis of Assisi, being from San Francisco, was interested in what he actually had to say, that was recorded.
The one that caught me the most, was a paragraph that said something to the effect: That you cannot know how much patience a man has when all is going well with him. It is only when the whole world turns against him, and then he has as much patience as he has.
Adding patience to Epictetus’ teachings has been a great benefit to me, and allowed me to let things go, and deal with what can dealt with, which for me, is usually more than enough to contend with.
Thank you for the reading.