How to do your Stoic Duty

Should you have a duty to others, even if they are not virtuous? In Book II of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius he suggests: When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell Read More …

How to be a Spiritual Stoic

Often people say they are ‘spiritual.’ When they do, what thoughts spring to mind? Is this an expression of belief, of faith or something else? If a person is spiritual, does that mean they reject rationality? As an atheist it is easy for people to assume that I have no connection with the universe. Apart, 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 …

A Stoic Guide to Reducing Suffering in Your Life

Imagine that there’s an object that’s been irritating you and causing suffering in your life. It causes you to be unhappy, to be stressed, to procrastinate, to be distracted. It generates anger, dissatisfaction and much more. Sounds awful, right? Now imagine there were techniques that could counteract this suffering. This is where the ethics and virtues Read More …