The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus:|
When we are invited to a banquet, we take what is set before
us; and were one to call upon his host to set fish upon the table
or sweet things, he would be deemed absurd. Yet in a word, we ask
the Gods for what they do not give; and that, although they have
given us so many things!
Asked how a man might convince himself that every single act
of his was under the eye of God, Epictetus answered:--
"Do you not hold that things on earth and things in heaven
are continuous and in unison with each other?"
"I do," was the reply.
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus