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Suffering and Desire

Suffering and Desire

Buddha taught that there is suffering in this world, it is inevitable, and the root cause of suffering is mainly the desires we feel.

We want something, always, and feel miserable when we don't get it.

Stoicism teaches us to live in accordance with nature and to accept that suffering will manifest in different ways in our lives.

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Unavoidable Circumstances

Unavoidable Circumstances

Unavoidable life situations and circumstances can easily create a feeling of us being victims.

If we are faced with misfortune, hardship, disaster or tragedy, and accept them, then we are positive, make the best of them, and we get out of the victim mindset. Nothing should be on our way to ...

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Epictetus

“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well.”

EPICTETUS

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Viktor Frankl

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

VIKTOR FRANKL

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Seneca

“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”

SENECA

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Marcus Aurelius

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”

MARCUS AURELIUS

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The Right Perspective

The Right Perspective

The narrative we choose matters the most in the course of our lives.

What we tell ourselves decides our perspective and it is formed with first-hand experience along with knowledge and wisdom of the past.

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Stoic Philosophy

Stoic Philosophy

Stoicism (an ancient Greek philosophy made popular by Romans) acknowledges the challenges we face and teaches us practical lessons so that we may overcome whatever stands in our way. By taking a practical approach to happiness (eudaimonia), we learn how to maintain it for longer periods of time a...

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Caught Up in Theory

Caught Up in Theory

Theory and principles can get inside our heads and we can just be caught up in definitions.

Philosophy may be all about thinking but is not of much use if the principles are not applied.

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Know Your Destination

Know Your Destination

Knowing where you are heading in life, what is your purpose, your direction and your destination is crucial. One has to find one's calling in life.

If we travel with no destination in our minds, we are lost.

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