Arianna Huffington and Oprah (Photo credit - Super Soul Sunday)
A couple of days ago I randomly ended up watching Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. The guest was Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington. Among other things, Huffington was promoting her recent book, "Thrive".
Notwithstanding a thoroughly interesting interview, I was totally intrigued by a passage Oprah read from the book, a quote from Roman Emperor Marcus Aureluis' book The Meditations, written in 167 A.D.
The quote, which I discovered as being regarded as perhaps the most memorable passage of Meditations encourages us to view life as being, in the words of the poet Rumi, "rigged in [our] favor."
The absolute worst time to make a decision is when you are desperate. Think about the times when you have been desperate and think about the decision you made. Would you have made the same decision if you held on to your faith? I doubt it.