Living in Moderation (LIM) Part 4 – The 3 “Knows”


So, to have tranquility, I need to be aware of three things about the “indifferents” of my life:

  1. Know what they are
  2. Know that they are impermanent
  3. Know that pursuit of them will not bring me happiness

So, let’s figure out #1.  OK, so what are the “indifferents?”  For me, here are some easy ones:

  1. Wealth
  2. Status/Reputation
  3. Health
  4. Survival or mere life
  5. Physical Appearance
  6. Popularity
  7. Talent/Ability

Joe Theismann: had lots of talent…then he suffered a career ending injury.
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I’m sure there are many more I can add to this list.  All of these things listed are nice to have.  However, every single one of them is largely out of my control and have no guarantee of being around tomorrow.  I can appreciate them when I have them, and certainly can maintain them as best I can, but I shouldn’t obsess over them.





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