Endings and beginnings

In the Christian liturgical calendar tomorrow is the last day of the year, with a new year starting on Sunday in Advent. All wisdom and religious traditions give guidance on how to work with the passing of time, how to celebrate fully and be complete in each moment which we have. This text is from the Stoic philosophical viewpoint: 

Let us prepare our minds as if we had come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books every day..The person that puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.

Seneca,  Moral Letters, 101, 7b – 8a


2 thoughts on “Endings and beginnings

  1. I love your post with its peaceful message. Your inclusion of quote from Seneca is valuable.
    Your picture is just wonderful, such peace in the morning.


    1. Thank you Miriam for your comment and your presence every day. I do not normally quote the Stoics so it is a nice change. I hoped the picture would convey something of past and future, and of being at ease in both, Best wishes, Karl

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