Want a big, free book of Stoic quotes?

Quotes are important, why? A great quote is very similar to a great poem. A great poem can encapsulate a large web of emotions in a few terse sentences. A good poem is just the visible tip of a iceberg.  Reader is forced to imagine the rest of the mass that rests under the surface. Similarly, a Read More …

10 Amazing Maxims For A Focused, Conscious Life

You cannot correct that which you do not know you’re doing incorrectly. You must catch your mistake before you can fix it. – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Letter 28.10 ZZZZZZZZ ……. The alarm rings! BZZZZZZZZZ!!! Time to wake up. Your brain fog  clears. The cognitive gears begin to grind and mesh together. The brain loads memories; the first 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 …