Three Simple Ideas To Peace and Contentment

Two books I’ve read recently have helped me to clarify my thoughts on where peace and contentment come from in our lives. These are, When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön and Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner. In this post I’ll explore some of the ideas from these books. They don’t present many new ideas. Read More …

Letter 16. Reflect and act

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 16. Reflect and act It’s important to have a lifelong passion for improving yourself. Reflecting each day on your actions and behaviours, while important, is not as critical as actually making positive changes. Do this Read More …

Letter 8. Reflect on the bigger picture

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 8. Reflect on the bigger picture The last time I wrote a letter to you I suggested that you should avoid crowds and be happy with your own thoughts. Just to clarify, philosophical reflection Read More …

Letter 7. Don’t follow the crowd

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 7. Don’t follow the crowd It’s easy to fall under the influence of the shared actions and behaviours of a crowd. If you find yourself in one then they may sweep you along; you may Read More …