To endure means to keep going despite obstacles. Endurance is not a state of rest. It progresses forward. What endures renews itself and its effect through continuous activity. What endures does so through change, not in spite of change. Its effects are understood against the experience of change. Plants and animals grow and change as they endure over time. When they cease to grow, they die, and then they cease to endure.
So it is in life. All life is change. To give your life meaning, you must have something that endures; your identity, your principles, your relationships with others. If you surrender what is enduring within you. Then there is nothing left of you. To endure you must learn to be consistent and persevere. Do not allow yourself to be blown about by a momentary alteration in fortunes. Do not let concerns about what others might think or how well others are doing by comparison lead you to reckless action. Instead focus on what is and should be enduring in your life: your character, your principles, your relationships with others. Maintain your vision, employ practices. Through endurance and continuous practice you will move slowly to your goal.
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Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
Practicing value for the present moment through conscious breathing, I shall endure with a spirit of optimism and gratitude ~ to you I humbly commit to this ~
Character, principles, relationships….love it, well said! 💜