Monday, November 17, 2014
Via the Washington Post:Reposted from Joe Jervis
This fall, GQ magazine found room for an athlete on its annual list of celebrities who have left a mark on pop culture. This isn’t any athlete, though. It’s Michael Sam, the first openly gay player taken in the NFL draft last spring. Sam joins “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, comedian Dave Chappelle, actors Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Foxcatcher” star Steve Carell. The magazine revealed all six covers Monday, with a story on each honoree being rolled out daily this week. Sam was drafted by St. Louis Rams and he quickly crossed from a sports story into a cultural one when he kissed his partner in celebration.Sam was cut by the Dallas Cowboys last month and remains unsigned.
“We need to understand the designs of karma, ceasing to fight with the situations life brings us, which is karma itself. Since we haven’t yet taken in this point, we lose a lot of time fighting and wanting things to be different. It is merely a question of understanding why God has placed us in a particular place. Suffering occurs when we refuse to understand this and go on believing that God is our enemy. God is our best friend: the universe is conspiring in favor of the evolution of consciousness.”
Apply Yourself | November 17, 2014
If you separate from . . . everything you have done in the past, everything that disturbs you about the future . . . and apply yourself to living the life that you are living—that is to say, the present—you can live all the time that remains to you until your death in calm, benevolence, and serenity.
- Marcus Aurelius, "The Present Moment"