Tags

, ,

The theme for September is Reflection, one of the fundamental Stoic practices.
Consider the workings of Nature, the scope of the universe and your place in the world. Know thyself and the good you may do.

Reflection: The fixing of the mind on some subject; serious thought, contemplation

‘The unexamined life is not worth living’
-Socrates

First thing in the morning, we should go over in advance what we have to do during the day, and decide on the principles which will guide and inspire our actions. In the evening, we should examine ourselves again, so as to be aware of the faults we have committed or the progress we have made.
-Philosophy as a Way of Life, Pierre Hadot

On the occasion of every accident (event) that befalls you, remember to turn to yourself and inquire what power you have for turning it to use.
-Enchiridion X, Epictetus

When, then, a man irritates you, you must know that it is your own opinion which has irritated you. Therefore especially try not to be carried away by the appearance. For if you once gain time and delay, you will more easily master yourself.
Enchiridion XX, Epictetus

Advertisements