“Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?” – Marcus Aurelius
It is a sin to pursue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury. Vengeance wastes a lot of time and exposes you to many more injuries than the first that sparked it. Anger always outlasts hurt. Best to take the opposite course. — Seneca
“ Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.” Epictetus
Today I would like to write to you about being healthy, happy and strong. Why is this important? Because you must love yourself and after you learn to love yourself, you will learn to love others. Self sacrifice is indeed a noble virtuous quality but ignoring your health and happiness is shameful. When I was …
“If someone succeeds in provoking you,” he said, “realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation.” – Epictetus
“If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone.” – Marcus Aurelius
Living life by the clock can make one toxic I believe. They think to themselves that they need to do something before a certain time. This creates anxiety, depression and in turn makes such a person toxic to themselves and others. A toxic person never really enjoys the moment like us Stoics do.
I taught my children to be kind because everyone we meet is going through some kind of struggle.