No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.Seneca
The what-ifs and the should-haves will eat your brain.
-John O’ Callaghan
The individual ‘I’ exists for as long as there is desire for pleasure.
kāmamaya evāyaṃ puruṣa iti
You are what your deep, driving desire is
sa yathākāmo bhavati tatkratur bhavati
As your desire is, so is your will
yatkratur bhavati tat karma kurute
As your will is, so is your deed
yat karma kurute tad abhisaṃpadyate
As your deed is, so is your destiny
Just as courage is not absence of fear but rather the willingness to do what you want even though you’re afraid, morality is not the absence of desire to do wrong but rather the choice to do right despite your desire.
-Franklin Veaux, From Quora