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Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue I constructed this from memory, but I believe that you could find in the Inner_Citadel, Pierre Hadot, from his reading of Marcus Aurelius, stating numbers 2
Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue Subject everything to judgment. (1) Accept everything that happens.(2) Do everything for the common good. (3) I constructed this from memory, but I believe
Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue Cato, "Seeing the lightest and gayest purple was then most in fashion, he would always wear that which was the nearest black; and he would often go out of
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Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue I suspect Cato the Younger would have agreed with "Fight Club's" Tyler Durden. As Plutarch explained about Cato, "Seeing the lightest and gayest purple was
Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue Where does this come from? «subject everything to judgment. accept everything that happens. do everything for the common good. » Regards, Richard ... Man is
Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue I think so. That is similar to what Epictetus says, for instance, 'for you are not flesh and hair, but you are will' (prohairesis) (Discourses 3.1.40). Marcus
Re: We desire external thigs more than virtue "Fight Club" springs to my mind. I guess that'd be more in line with the Cynic approach - leaving home, living with other "philosophers", teaching lay people
We desire external thigs more than virtue According to Stoicism, 'external' things are those things that lie outside the scope of one's prohairesis (moral character), the true and essential self,
Re: Do everything with awareness Stoic 'mindfulness' includes monitoring yourself in order to catch yourself making a false judgment. In a word, keep guard over yourself (watch yourself) as
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Re: Do everything with awareness From the source linked to initially: "This Here and now Meditation aims to increase our overall awareness of everything. When you perform every task with
Re: Do everything with awareness Heath, Thanks for pointing out the important similarities. Best wishes, Dave ... ptypes - Thanks! That video above links the object of meditation (e.g. body,
Re: Do everything with awareness ptypes - Thanks! That video above links the object of meditation (e.g. body, feelings, mind or mental formations) to attaining typical Stoic insights. E.g.
Re: Do everything with awareness Hi Heath, You may already know that Stoicism has its own way to practice "mindfulness," which is called _prosoche_, 'attention to oneself', or 'self-awreness'.
Re: Do everything with awareness Here's another one on "making proper use of impressions." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFqdlfeq7wE Although the speaker uses different terminology than
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Do everything with awareness Here is a simple 'here and now' meditation technique that will facilitate 'making proper use of impressions'. "Remind yourself that you exist here and now."
Re: How has Stoicism helped you or improved your life? While driving today I was bothered. In the past I've responded to the agitated feeling by taking action unskillfully - e.g. speeding or other aggressive
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Re: How has Stoicism helped you or improved your life? Driving makes me angry, too. You can avoid driving or use negative visualisation........ before you drive say to yourself "the other drivers i encounter today
Re: How has Stoicism helped you or improved your life? It's about the same for me. I measure "success" and "progress" in time. To spend 5 minutes in a "negative" state is nothing...my opinion. I'll settle.
Re: How has Stoicism helped you or improved your life? not a half hour before reading this message I had a driver's action spark a bout of swearing... My first thought was that seeing the perfection of reality is
Re: How has Stoicism helped you or improved your life? Hey Richard, Solid post man. I think that whole idea of asking yourself 'will getting upset help me?' is a great coping mechanism for situations where we'd
Make your prohairesis beautiful (kalon) According to Hadot, Epictetus’ Three Disciplines are but three aspects of one activity which Epictetus calls “making proper use of impressions.” The goal
Re: How does one practice the discipline of desire? The practice of the discipline of desire entails the gradual renunciation of all externals. Epictetus' belief in the value of renunciation is exhibited in a
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Re: Arete, Apatheia. and Eudaimonia «Richard - I agree with you about the spilled milk. But how many people, Stoic or otherwise, do you know who really do treat the past (whether one second, one
Re: Arete, Apatheia. and Eudaimonia Has anyone seen the film " After Earth"? I know it got panned and a stoic forum may not be appropriate for pop movie discussions, but a couple of the ideas and
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Re: Arete, Apatheia. and Eudaimonia Who can speak for "most people"? Have any of us talked to "most people"? How many IS most people? Two thirds of the planetary population? Seven eighths??? I
Re: Arete, Apatheia. and Eudaimonia Richard - I agree with you about the spilled milk. But how many people, Stoic or otherwise, do you know who really do treat the past (whether one second, one
Re: Plato's tripartite theory of Soul One doesn't understand Plato correctly if one assumes that reason is always the wise decider. That does not happen unless the three parts are properly aligned
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