And as for life, whether for a long or short time he shall enjoy his soul thus compassed about with a body, he is altogether indifferent. For if even now he were to depart, he is as ready for it, as for any other action, which may be performed with modesty, and decency. For all his life long, this is his only care, that his mind may always be occupied in such intentions and objects, as are proper to a rational sociable creature. - Marcus Aurelius Meditations Book 3 Section 7
This morning's reading is a good reminder to focus on things that do not cause imbalance in my life. If the pursuit of something causes me to desire it above all else, if it causes me to neglect my family, love or society then it is not something that should be my focus. There are only so many hours in the day. I need to focus on the things that bring lasting pleasure and not on the fleeting. The sands in the hourglass are certainly appearing to move at a faster pace these days. Time to focus on getting the big rocks into the jar again!