Stoic Week 2017 – Friday

Friday was about community and our different roles in life. Practice: The Circles of Hierocles In this practice you use visualisation to cultivate compassion and caring, starting from yourself, then expanding it to people close to you, then to acquaintances, colleagues at work, neighbours, etc and so fort, eventually covering all the humans. Why not all [...]

Stoic Week 2017 – Wednesday

If you find anything in human life better than justice, truthfulness, self-control, courage… turn to it with all your heart and enjoy the supreme good that you have found… but if you find all other things to be trivial and valueless in comparison with virtue give no room to anything else, since once you turn [...]

StoicWeek 2017 – Monday

It is first day of Stoic Week 2017! In the morning reflection we were asked to read a quote from part 4.3 from Meditations, the one where Marcus urges us to retreat into our own minds and find peace there, whenever we need. Then he advices us to keep in mind and ready to hand maxims that [...]

We are all in this together

Every virtue is difficult in its own way. One that is often overlooked is kindness/justice. It seems easy enough; just treat everyone fairly and be nice, right? But when you think you do that, do you really? Do you put the best interest of your family, community and the common humanity before all else? Do [...]

No matter how hard you try

Remember that all must end one day. Your worry does not hold planes in the air and it does not keep your loved ones from getting sick, it does not change the economic realities for better job-security, no matter how hard you try. No matter what amount of anxious energy you put in to it, or how tight [...]

Stoic Week 2017

Soon it's Stoic Week! (by This year's theme is "Self-Renewal: A Journey into Stoicism". "Stoic Week consists of seven chapters, one for each day of the week. It gives you an opportunity to join thousands of other participants around the world as they learn to apply Stoic concepts and techniques in their daily lives. " [...]