Nov. 29, 2021

EP121 - Circumstances Don't Make the Man....

EP121 - Circumstances Don't Make the Man....

Good day, my friends. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I'm so happy that you decided to join me on this Monday morning. Hope you had a great weekend. Epictetus is in the house to start the week and Epictetus wants us to know that "Circumstances don't make the man. They only reveal him to himself." 

My friends, let's think about how we deal with the circumstances that we're facing. Do we see them as challenges or opportunities? The things that happen to us aren't really neither good nor bad; good or bad is a judgment that we put on the things that happen. So nothing is good or bad until we decide that it's so...

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:15.480 Good Day, my friends welcome to a moment with Moge. Thank you so much for 2 00:00:15.620 --> 00:00:21.960 downloading the show, I'm so happy that you decided to join me on this Monday 3 00:00:22.100 --> 00:00:26.340 morning. Hope you had a great weekend. 4 00:00:27.600 --> 00:00:33.120 Epictetus is in the house to start the week and epictetus wants us to know 5 00:00:33.240 --> 00:00:41.260 that circumstances don't make the man. They only reveal him to himself 6 00:00:42.260 --> 00:00:47.400 my friend, let's think about how we deal with the circumstances that were 7 00:00:47.460 --> 00:00:53.220 facing. Do we see them as challenges or opportunities? 8 00:00:54.260 --> 00:01:00.820 The things that happened to us are really neither good nor bad. Gorter bad 9 00:01:00.920 --> 00:01:07.040 is a judgment that we put on the things that happen, so nothing is good or bad 10 00:01:07.280 --> 00:01:15.680 until we decide that it's so our view of ourselves can be shaped by how we 11 00:01:15.800 --> 00:01:17.580 handle challenges in the past, 12 00:01:18.580 --> 00:01:24.520 and we have a negative view of those circumstances. It can be hard to change 13 00:01:24.620 --> 00:01:30.740 our mindset. It can be hard if we're stuck in looking at something in one 14 00:01:30.900 --> 00:01:36.720 particular way and we've been telling ourselves the same story year after 15 00:01:36.820 --> 00:01:44.340 year, but my friend, if you're stuck on an event in the past, I want to gently 16 00:01:44.680 --> 00:01:49.200 challenge you to find a different view. Point 17 00:01:50.340 --> 00:01:56.580 Ask Yourself: What gift is this situation trying to give me, and I 18 00:01:56.640 --> 00:02:03.280 understand that it can be hard to find a gift. It can be hard to even think 19 00:02:03.840 --> 00:02:10.940 that a situation is trying to give us a gift. Maybe it's the gift of learning, 20 00:02:10.979 --> 00:02:18.320 a new skill. Maybe it's the gift about learning, about a strength that you 21 00:02:18.360 --> 00:02:24.500 didn't know you have or may be. More importantly, it's a chance to expose a 22 00:02:24.720 --> 00:02:29.820 weakness that you didn't know that you have and that's something that you have 23 00:02:29.840 --> 00:02:36.120 to work off. I get it. I know it can be tough when my mum passed away in two 24 00:02:36.180 --> 00:02:40.860 thousand and thirteen. That was one of the worst days of my life. But, as I 25 00:02:40.980 --> 00:02:47.060 looked back on it now- and I asked myself what was the gift I was there, I 26 00:02:47.140 --> 00:02:53.280 was there for it. I held my mom's hand as she was taking her last breath. The 27 00:02:53.380 --> 00:02:58.420 gift was, I got to say everything that I needed to say 28 00:02:59.680 --> 00:03:05.960 so I know it's hard, but there's gifts. If we can look parting 29 00:03:07.180 --> 00:03:13.200 when I face frustrations and disappointments now to day, I try to do 30 00:03:13.340 --> 00:03:15.880 my best to remember a more watty. 31 00:03:17.040 --> 00:03:21.460 I try to remember to have a love of fate. 32 00:03:22.620 --> 00:03:29.800 I try to remember that the universe is on my side and, although I may not see 33 00:03:29.840 --> 00:03:37.820 it in the moment, things are actually conspiring for my benefit. We know that 34 00:03:38.200 --> 00:03:40.960 challenges are always going to come, 35 00:03:41.980 --> 00:03:46.880 no matter what we do, no matter how much we grow, no matter how much we 36 00:03:46.900 --> 00:03:52.340 accomplish the challenges are going to keep coming. 37 00:03:53.340 --> 00:04:02.540 Look for the gift, my friend, it might be hard to find, but it's there a great 38 00:04:02.660 --> 00:04:07.340 day, carpe momentum, I'll talk to you to morrow. 39 00:04:15.620 --> 00:04:15.640 I