Come & Go

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You hear yourself say it, but you probably haven’t associated it with physics. ‘When one door closes, another door or window opens.’ Here, a vacuum is created, and matter goes to fill an empty space. Everything depends on physics. Regarding our personal lives, people come and people go. Trite and true. One can only hope, the next iteration is better than the last.   The grandmother of a Chinese woman I know says, ‘whether in joy or in pain, learning to see it come and watch it leave, with the same steadiness of heart is the key to peace of mind.’  I told my friend, ‘This is another version of Stoicism.’   Things evolve through time, yet stay the same.  These two aforementioned thoughts have been on … Read More

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Keeping Your Cool

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The Stoics really did know best/better. I wanted to share a bit more Stoicism from a very approachable post. I summarized from this post for you: my thoughts in italics What’s the worst that could happen? Usually it never does Act ‘As If’. Yes, smiling will make you feel happier. Make it a Treat. Going without will improve your willpower and make you appreciate more. I personally practice this everyday by not snacking between meals, or even intermittent fasting too. I like to be hungry when I eat. All food taste better then anyway. Forgive yourself. We are human. It’s not about perfection; it’s about improvement. If you set a resolution, you won’t hit it out of the ballpark every.single.day. … Read More

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Stoics and Stoicism

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When I came across this picture of myself yesterday, I thought ‘this is one thing I do really well’. (since I somewhat berated myself in the previous post) Stoic : a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion.   Stoicism : a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature. conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain. List of Famous Stoics : One of the most famous is inarguably Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman Emperor from 161-180 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is essentially the journal of thoughts by an army gneral, not … Read More

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