Big Questions

Here are some very fundamental, big questions.   Go ahead, give them a go.  Even better if you write down your answers, and return to them once in a while. Task #1 Answer these. What is ultimately the most important thing in life to you? What do you want your life to ‘stand for’ or […]

Stoic Week 2017 – Sunday

Sunday’s theme was resilience. “Be like the headland, on which the waves break constantly, which still stands firm, while the foaming waters are put to rest around it. ‘It is my bad luck that this has happened to me.’ On the contrary, say, ‘It is my good luck that, although this has happened to me, […]

Stoic Week 2017 – Saturday

Saturday’s about nature and our place in it. To me, at least at this moment in time, Stoicism feels like philosophical home. I am quite convinced that I will never subscribe 100% to any ism, and that’s how I want to keep it. But still, so many Stoic teachings have hit the bullseye in my […]

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 […]