Monday, July 26

Mindful Monday: Adaptation and acceptance


  • So I should accept 1500-2000 kids being legally kidnapped and lost track of and black people being gunned down by cops while running away? I don’t think that’s what Fox means, but if not, he should say so.

  • Fox was referring to personal, inner struggles, perpetrated by the ego in the form of the “voice in your head.” He sought to overcome those voices of defeatism, self-denigration, and anxiety that fueled his alcoholism and threatened to drag him under upon his diagnosis of early onset Parkinson’s. To my ears, his quotation sounds like his version of the Serenity Prayer or, for my tastes, perhaps Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, and Wise Effort, parts of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism.

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