Set limits

The Stoics originate the theme of self-control on an everyday basis. Epictetus, for instance, spoke about abstaining from talking about vulgar things, and the Emperor of Rome points out that we must always set limits to comfort and consumption. The power of self-control, helps one to remain off from addictive behavior, acting on impulses when it’s better to not, and … Read more

Is world a giant prison?

What if this world is truly one giant prison? When the 19th-century philosopher Schopenhauer observed the number of pain that we experience during our lifetimes, he concluded that it’s not happiness and pleasure we’re after, but a discount of the continuing suffering that may inherent part of existence and our limitations. We generally experience a stream of misery, misfortune, disturbance, and sadness. We desperately go from one … Read more

Not Harmed

Marcus Aurelius knew that irrespective of the severity of incidents, there’s always a choice in how we judge them. “Choose to not be harmed—and you will not feel harmed. In general, the quantity of suffering that humans endure depends, for the foremost part, on the whims of fate. But it varies per person to what degree fate affects them. Some features may be harmful to 1 person but don’t … Read more

Stop Resisting Love

The 13th-century Sufi mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī also called Mevlana, or just as Rumi, mentioned that each perception of nature is bound together by love. Love is what keeps planets encircling their stars, stars encircling the centers of their universes, and electrons revolving around the nucleus of an atom. Love is that the force that keeps us together and moving and immerses … Read more