If you are, or have been a philosophy student, it’s my guess that you have a “favorite” philosopher. Mine is Heraclitus of Ephesus.
Heraclitus is best known for his assertion that “Life is Flux” (Panta Rehi in Greek) meaning that “everything or all things change”. The more commonly heard related quotes are: “The Only Thing Constant in Life is Change”, and “You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on.”
Because so many changes that have take place in my life that are outside of my control, it’s really important for me to first recognize my many blessings and then fully appreciate the things that still exist in my life that bring me the greatest amount of happiness.
I’ve found that by relishing the things I can still do, then sharing what I’ve learned, brings me a great amount of happiness. So, I spend time every day, sharing what I’ve learned, hoping that it will effect positive change on others that may be in need of inspiration or support while navigating their own private challenging circumstances.
Because, at the end of the day; If it’s not within our power to change the circumstances, It’s up to us to learn to accept them as they are, and then manage our emotions in a way that allows us to continue living our best life.