Who was Seneca? Seneca was an influential and often quoted Stoic philosopher. Seneca was born in 4 B.C. in Cordoba, Hispania (modern-day Spain). Known as Seneca the Younger and Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Senaca, later raised in Rome, was a pivotal … Read the rest “Getting to know Seneca”
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor covers the life of Marcus Aurelius in a unique and entertaining way of introducing and exploring a number of key Stoic principles in practice.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughtsMarcus Aurelius
Thoughts such as anger, resentment and frustration set our mental filter, distorting our perception and increasing whatever feeling is boiling away. That moment of road-rage is … Read the rest “Guard the quality of your thoughts”
If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable
As events unfold without a direction or goal, how would we know if we are moving forwards, backwards or sideways? Seneca reminds us that without … Read the rest “Goals and Values”
Reading How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson and came across this advice from Diogenes which resonated with me as I continue on my journey to become a better writer. You can also check my fuller review … Read the rest “Ancient advice for improving Bloggers”
Does ego work with us or against us? Friend or foe on our journey through life?
Ego or something else?
Being egotistical is often thrown outwards towards others. Often ego in that context is mistaken for outwards selfishness rather than … Read the rest “Ego”
Stoics and the practical philosophy of Stoicism are gaining renewed attention. What is Stoicism and why might it be raising interest?
Stoicism is an incredibly practical philosophy, designed to be lived not just studied, Stoicism and Buddhism have much in … Read the rest “Being Stoic”
Who founded Stoicism, a philosophy that along with Buddhism provides much common sense in today’s world?
Founding a philosophy is no mean feat. Zeno of Citium is regarded as the founder of Stoicism. Zeno was born in Crete around 300 … Read the rest “Who founded Stoicism?”
Anger hurts, and anger hurts us back. What could possibly be a worse sentiment to carry than anger?
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha
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Holding on to anger is
Is love the most sought after and most misunderstood of human connection?
Since the earliest of written word, poets, philosophers and writers have entangled themselves in the quest to capture the essence of love. Love has a wide range of … Read the rest “What about love?”