The Most Important Idea For Finding Happinesss

The present moment: Seneca used a rule of thumb, learned from Hecato of Rhodes: Hecato says, ‘cease to hope and you will cease to fear.’ . . . The primary cause of both these ills is that instead of adapting ourselves to present circumstances we send out thoughts too far ahead. – Seneca, Moral Letters, Read More …

Hold your nerves: Why a little stress may be good for you

Stoic exercises include those that promote self discomfort and self control. These practices have two goals: i) to prepare yourself for possible adversity; ii) to develop a sense of appreciation of your current circumstances. As Irvine suggests in his book: Musonius takes this technique one step further: He thinks that besides living as if bad Read More …

Simple Ideas On How To Cultivate A Stoic Mind

In this post I look a simple series of questions which can help clear your mind for rational thinking. And to suggest how simple changes in language can lead to tranquility and an anxiety free life. A Simple Truth Stoics, understood a simple truth. It’s important to distinguish between what is under our control, and Read More …