Perceptions

But what are you doing here, Perceptions? Bet back to where you came from, and good riddance. I don't need you. Yes, I know, it was only force of habit that brought you. No, I'm not angry with you. Just go away.- Marcus Aurelius 7.17a That's what you say to perceptions and automatic thoughts, to [...]

Forget the future

Forget the future. When and if it comes, you'll have the same resources to draw on - the same logos.Marcus Aurelius 7.8 When and if it comes. You don't know what happens. It may never come for you, and all you worry now is for nothing. When it comes, it will be dealt with then. [...]

Is my intellect up to this?

This morning I read again good old Marcus and was confronted by two passages that stopped me in my tracks. 7.5 and 7.7 I’ll provide the exact quotes in a bit, but first I’m going to ask /you/ a question: Do you do bullshit like this? Wanting to appear “smart” and “knowledgeable”, you don’ t [...]

Kindness

Respecting the rights of others.Wishing well to others.Being ready to help those in need.Seeking to build community and find common ground.Not hurting others.Doing what you can to stop those who attempt to hurt others.Showing up as the best version of yourself available, keeping your temper in check and only saying things that are helpful, even [...]

Memento Mori

Remember that the time is finite. We lose each other in so many ways, and it happes from moment to moment, all of the time. Things change, people change. What is good about this time, savour it, but do not expect it to last. Do not allow yourself to use your precious moments in the [...]