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News January 2022

Hello, dear Friends of Paths to Flourishing. How are you? How is your Stoic practice? Leave a reply below and let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Two…

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Aga Animucka

On a personal level, I’ve found the philosophy has helped me to develop a better mental health routine for myself, given me a tool to manage my social anxiety and look for ways to be more thoughtful about the world and help the Common Good.

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Simon Drew

Heraclitus has taught me that there are some mysteries which are better discovered than learned, that poetry, mysticism, philosophy, music and art need not be separate pursuits, that all things change at all times, that all things are one, and that the logos is the rock upon which the wise man builds his home.

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Jamie Ryder

On a personal level, I’ve found the philosophy has helped me to develop a better mental health routine for myself, given me a tool to manage my social anxiety and look for ways to be more thoughtful about the world and help the Common Good.

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Sofia A Koutlaki

Stoic philosophy is the guiding light on my life journey. It guides my inner search for my best person. It guides me toward the end of my journey with a perspective of internal peace and resolute calm. It teaches me that I can be someone who leaves their mark by making the world a bit better while I am here.

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Nona Maiorano

Stoic philosophy is the guiding light on my life journey. It guides my inner search for my best person. It guides me toward the end of my journey with a perspective of internal peace and resolute calm. It teaches me that I can be someone who leaves their mark by making the world a bit better while I am here.

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Eve Riches

I had to work hard to overcome my fear. I would think to myself that Marcus Aurelius would say I should really be afraid of not beginning to live! 

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Lydia Scratch

I have been a practicing Stoic since I was an adolescent. And without knowing it, Stoicism had already put me on the path to living a good and meaningful life. Today, I fall and I get up. And I will fall and I will get up. But the path is there, always waiting for me to get back up and on track.

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Kai Whiting

I am grateful for Stoicism. In some respects, it helped me conquer death. It helped when I should have been at my lowest low. I didn’t fall because Stoicism taught me that there was nothing shameful or bad about death, only in how we chose to face it.

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Mary Braun Bates

By the time I hit young adulthood, I had created much of Stoicism for myself. I decided that virtue was the highest good. I could not enumerate the virtues, but I could recognize them when I saw them and I set my life up in support of them.

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Donald Robertson

Stoicism helped me to find a sense of meaning and direction in life. It also gave me the psychological tools to help myself and others achieve greater emotional resilience.

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Rocío de Torres Artillo

When I was studying in London, I had to speak publically at a symposium and I was very nervous. I also reminded myself of the importance of the self and how challenging moments are opportunities to train self peace and virtue.

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Tania Scroggie

If I think of the value of gratitude and a worthy education, I think of Marcus Aurelius. If I grieve or get angry, I run to Seneca. If I think myself not worthy, I pick up my courage from Epictetus.

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Anne Gehrmann

One daily Stoic practice that helps me reflect on my progress is the evening meditation: I reflect on my day and ask myself : What did I do right? Where is room for improvement? How do I want to tackle my challenges tomorrow? 

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