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”
A reminder that often listening, observing and contemplating is the correct action. How are we to learn if we always speak. When situations arise, often the ‘season for silence’ allows us to gather the right amount of knowledge and take … Read the rest “Listening”
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”
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?”
Ready to embrace mortality? The concept of death and mortality has likely created fear and confusion since the first Homo Sapiens walked the earth. As a species that kills for food with ease, we have a level of denial and … Read the rest “Embrace your Mortality”
What really gets in the way of contentment for the average human as we navigate our way through our life?
Stoic and Buddhist philosophy throw some similar themes into the mix. Even Mick Jagger hit it on the head in … Read the rest “The greatest delusion?”
We have been given two ears and but a single mouth in order that we may hear more and talk less. – Zeno of Citium
My interpretation of this particular quote is a personal focus for the next week or … Read the rest “Two ears one mouth”