Epictetus – ​Signs of one who progress with meditation

​Signs of one who progress with meditation : he does not blame anyone, he does not praise anyone, he does not complain about anyone, he accuses no-one, he does not say anything of himself as someone important or who knows something . When he is embarrassed or upset, he looks only into himself. Epictetus

Life is Difficult

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
— M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth