All men’s difficulties and perplexities are concerned with external things. ‘What am I to do?’ ‘How is it to be done?’ ‘How is it to turn out?’ ‘I fear this or that may befall me.’ All these phrases are used by persons occupied with matters outside their will.” Epictetus Discourses Book 4 Chapter 10.
There is a never-ending urge for us to focus on things external and things in the future. Don’t get me wrong, we all take care of business by managing things external, Continue reading →
In general, I think we are still a people who value individual liberty, responsibility and independence. There is still a sub-culture of people who think that they should be left alone, while trying to individually live a life of virtue. At the same time, there is still a large contingent of people who trust that their fellow man is doing the same. The old adage of “Trust your neighbor, lock your doors” still holds. I guess I have faith that Continue reading →
I do a lot of talking about the present moment here on the site. For good reason: the present moment is where I will find true happiness. It is the only thing that is real; the past is a memory and the future is never assured… Continue reading →