Beyond Pain

marcusIt is true that there is nothing new in the universe. Everything that has been done or said  has been done or said before.

Sometimes….way before. As in the Roman Empire.

Scholar, Emperor, Military Leader (121–180 AD), Marcus Aurelius was an intellectual ahead of his time, and is often quoted by scholars today.

One of my favorite quotes is very personal. It deals with overcoming the past.

“Does what’s happened keep you from acting with justice, generosity, self-control, sanity, prudence, honesty, humility, straightforwardness, and all other qualities that allow a person’s nature to fulfill itself? 

So remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.”

Sending this one out today to all the survivors of brutality.

And to those still stuck in the struggle…give up

Wishing you hope…..and perseverance.

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