“Anyone with any degree of mental toughness,” artist Georgia O’Keeffe wrote with regard to life and the art of setting priorities, “ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least.” Seneca, the Roman philosopher, who served as Nero's adviser and
In life, fear often goes hand in hand with the unknown. It's natural to shy away from unfamiliar territories, whether it's the fear of failing on stage, the apprehension of rejection, or the anxiety of living paycheck to paycheck. This fear, born out of uncertainty, has a profound impact on
In the journey of life, we often find ourselves at crossroads, faced with choices that define who we are and who we want to become. It's easy to succumb to the soothing whispers of the little voice inside us, urging us to take a break, to rest when we're tired,
In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Find joy and rest in one thing alone: in moving from one socially useful act to another, while remaining mindful of God.” (6.7) In general, Marcus, like other Stoics, wrote about being indifferent to both pleasure and pain, and hardly touched on the question
Today we celebrate Halloween, and since it’s a spooktacular time to share ghost stories, why not we talk about one right now? This story is from the land of the Stoics and it does come with some meaningful lessons so stay tuned for them at the end of the
“The man who has virtue is in need of nothing whatever for the purpose of living well.” — Cicero Stoicism was a school of philosophy established in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC. It gets its name from the Greek word stoa, which translates to porch.
While we might be good at safeguarding tangible possessions, constructing walls around our physical domains, Seneca gently nudges us to redirect our vigilance towards a more subtle but invaluable realm—the sanctuary of our minds. Physical possessions, subject to loss and gain, possess a certain resilience. A stolen treasure can
“Were all the geniuses of history to focus on this single theme, they could never fully express their bafflement at the darkness of the human mind. No person would give up even an inch of their estate, and the slightest dispute with a neighbor can mean hell to pay; yet