January 7th: Seven Clear Functions of the Mind

  1. Choice — to do and think rightly
  2. Refusal — of temptation
  3. Yearning — to be better
  4. Repulsion — of negativity, bad influences, and untruth
  5. Preparation — for what lies ahead, but most important being mentally prepared to deal with anything that may come our way
  6. Purpose — our guiding principal and highest priority
  7. Assent — to be free of self-deception regarding what is and what is not within our control (see the January 1 reflection the book), and a willingness to accept what we can’t change or control

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Whatever else I might be, I'm the moderator of the Ancients Reading and Discussion Group of Portland.

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