You Hold The Trump Card
Today’s Daily Stoic Meditation outlines that you are the one with power.
You control your external appearance.
You control how you look, appear and present.
“How appropriate that the gods put under our control only the most powerful ability that governs all the rest — the ability to make the right use of external appearances — and that they didn’t put anything else under our control. Was this simply because they weren’t willing to give us more? I think if it had been possible they would have given us more, but it was impossible.”
EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 1.1.7–8
You Are The One With Power
You are the one with power.
You have the control.
Nobody else, you.
You don’t control many things, but one thing you do control is appearances.
You have the power.
You have the power to decide your appearance.
You decide entirely how you present, act and talk.
This is a great deal of power.
Use it well by cultivating a strong sense of appearance.