“Whatever can happen at any time can happen today.” – Seneca
When it is even possible that things can go wrong we should never be surprised when they do. Why did this have to happen today? Why did my car have to break down, why did I have to get sick? It could have happened any day. It just happened to be that today was the day it actually did. Therefore, we should never be caught off guard when these things happen. They’re outside our control. However, what is in our control is how we react. We can let it be a huge problem, or we can handle it with equanimity. We can understand that because it was even possible, it shouldn’t surprise us. Life is most liveable when we humbly embrace that it doesn’t happen on our schedule.