Tag Archives: Stoicism

Recognize Erroneous Proclivities

“Before you can reform yourself, you must realize your error.” – Seneca, Letter 28.9 Before we can improve ourselves, we have to acknowledge our flaws. The same can be said with repairing a car engine, unless we can figure out … Continue reading

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Dealing with Anger

“The outcome of great anger is madness. Hence we should avoid anger, not to keep things in moderation, but to preserve our sanity.” – Seneca, Letter 18.15 Even though my understanding of Latin has faded into a dark cloudy dullness, … Continue reading

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Being in Chord with Nature

“Nature controls this visible realm by means of change. Clear skies follow after cloudy weather, seas become turbulent after a calm; winds blow in turn; day follows night. It is the world’s contrarieties that give rise to its longevity.” – … Continue reading

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Honor—Reason—Virtue

“Perfected reason is called virtue, and is also the same as the honorable.” – Seneca For those of you who have acquainted yourselves with Seneca’s letters, you may have discovered that he holds reason, virtue and honor as one and … Continue reading

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Remain Sound In Mind

“It is possible to form no judgement about this and not to be disturbed in your mind; things in themselves do not have the nature to create our judgements.”  Marcus Aurelius Besides proper nutrition, physical exercise, appropriate rest and all … Continue reading

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Death Awaits Us All

“There is no way to know for certain the place and time where death lies waiting for us, so let us wait for death at every moment along the way… We ought to prepare for death even before we plan … Continue reading

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Excellence of Mind

“Press on toward excellence of mind with all your speed, with all your strength. If anything holds you back, untie the knot, or cut it!” – Seneca My personal approach to embodying the principles of Stoicism consists of adhering to … Continue reading

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Emergence of New Life

“And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it spoil it.” – Didymos Judas Thomas Why might our arrival into this world be all that different … Continue reading

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Adjust Mindset towards Offenders

“Keep these nine points in your mind – take them as gifts from the Muses! – and begin at long last to be a human being, while life remains.” – Marcus Aurelius Things have a way of embedding themselves into … Continue reading

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Where Body-&-Mind Meet

“Philosophy consists in keeping the guardian spirit within us unviolated and unharmed, master of pleasure and pain, doing nothing in a random manner and nothing with falseness or pretence” – Marcus Aurelius It is one thing to say what we … Continue reading

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