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January 13, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Avoid Excuses and Train Everyday

1. Sooner and later, illness and death will overtake us all. 2. So, instead of complaining, we should accept them cheerfully. 3. Aim to improve yourself every day.

December 20, 2017 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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The main objective of Stoic Training

Impressions are the raw material we need to work with. By nature, we gravitate towards what is good and move away from what is bad. Our only concern is about our choices. Good and bad arise out of our choices and others have nothing to do with it.

December 16, 2017 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Three Aspects of Stoic Training

Stoic practices fall into three areas: desire, action, and assent. Of these the most important and urgent is to deal with our desire. We should always be able to get what we want and always be able to avoid what we don’t want.

October 21, 2017 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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4. The Stoic ‘Lojong’: A Habit Training Exercise

Stoic principles can help us lead a better life if we apply them in our daily lives. Even when we know this, when the time comes to apply them, we don’t remember them. We know, for example, that many things that happen are not under our control...

October 1, 2017 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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3. The Marcus Nine: A Stoic Tranquility Exercise

’The Marcus Nine’ is an exercise designed to keep you tranquil under difficult life conditions. This is a handy technique to use when you feel offended by the way someone speaks, acts or if someone behaves in an unacceptable way. This technique was devised by Marcus Aurelius.

November 18, 2016 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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2-Modeling-the-Sage-Exercise

Use this exercise as an all-purpose one. You can use it for contemplation when you have free time or use it anytime you face a problem.

November 12, 2016 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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1-The-Gatekeeper-Exercise

Use this exercise whenever something interferes with your happiness. The Gatekeeper exercise puts each negative thought to three tests before accepting it and letting into our mind.