stoicism

I can still recall the debate we had with our Religious Education teacher about a good deed resulting from a bad intention and contrary a bad deed resulting from a good intention. I didn’t study philosophy nor religion past college to have much of a qualified and studied opinion beyond that of a personal one. Continue Reading

“Erase the print of imagination, stop impulse, quench desire: keep your directing mind its own master.” Marcus Aurelius  

…as my flight companion. And who I found out yesterday died in Vienna in 180 AD (the roman camp Vindobona). Once again he saved me from depths of despair. Because after all there is no despair. Merely your own estimate of the event itself. where I go, Marcus goes scenery  with suitable classical music

You want to know why I became a stoic? This ancient Hellenistic philosophy that later became the philosophy of Emperors until eventually Christianity stamped out most of it. I often wondered how come such a hard philosophy arose in the times it did. My only conclusion can be the numerous wars, famines and deceases the Continue Reading

“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ~ Seneca ~~~ It is undoubtedly time to continue with the next great philosopher, Seneca of course. Although my anger has dissipated greatly it flared up for a brief moment yesterday. On that note, I must take another look at that post I wrote earlier Continue Reading

You fell asleep in the sun (could have added that one to the List of what you Love). It was not yet past 8 pm but as you sank into the duvet in a worn set of grey PJ’s, the sun was all that you needed beyond that hot shower and a heat plaster. You Continue Reading

You sit by the fireplace reconciling the last days. Your thoughts are wondering off in directions they usually never do. You know ultimately there is no right or wrong. But there are good actions and there are bad ones. It’s just the matter what exists on its own that holds no intrinsic value. So you Continue Reading

It’s now almost 3 weeks into my vegetarian journey. I haven’t once felt the need to tuck into a steak (I used to be a big meat eater – always preferring my steaks rare). But gone are those days and there is a surprisingly large range of healthy and tasty vegetarian meals – to my Continue Reading

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~ Epictetus However, I am a firm believer that in order to strengthen your fortitude you need to engage with company that seeks to bring you down. Not only will it build your character, but you have Continue Reading