Experiment: Act As If You Have Already Arrived

Experiment: Act As If You Have Already Arrived

One extremely interesting life experiment to try is, at least for a little while, to act as if you have already arrived at your destination, not as if you have somewhere else to get to or to be. To act as if there is nothing to do or accomplish at all, if only for a...
The Early Years Of Seneca The Younger

The Early Years Of Seneca The Younger

In the heart of the Roman Empire, in what’s now modern-day Spain, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was born in 4 BC. This child, known to us now as Seneca the Younger, would grow to become not only a leading figure of Stoicism but also an enduring symbol of the power of...
How To Journal Like A Stoic

How To Journal Like A Stoic

Epictetus once asserted, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” If we’re living in the world without reflecting and meditating on our actions and virtues, we’re missing an opportunity to live a more integrated and meaningful life. For the Stoics,...
The Making Of A Philosopher

The Making Of A Philosopher

Before Marcus Aurelius donned the golden laurel wreath as the Roman Emperor, he was a seeker of wisdom, a diligent scholar, and a curious young man growing up in the heart of Rome. Born into the Annius family in 121 AD, Marcus was of noble lineage and had access to...