Fel yr oedd i fod

Serenity lies only in the absence of fear, in being, regardless of your circumstances, beyond offence at all that tempts you, withholding anger at all that would possess you. When a vast surrender is your only strength; when neither the spear at you back nor the spear in your face besets you; when the opinions, wants, and desires of others are but suggestions, only destiny’s command obeyed; when you may be as you appear, and appear as you are; when all that you do is in response to now, not then – though battling always at the limits of limitlessness and tomorrow; when good and bad, right and wrong, are replaced by only balance and imbalance; then will you be truly free, no one to blame, no one to curse, no cultivation of wellbeing save your own – serene.