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Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: Each of us lives only now, this brief instant.—Marcus Aurelius
Don’t let fear, low self-esteem and the negative voices hold you back from your true destiny.—David Goggins
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— Erick Cloward
Amor Fati, Amor Coffee!
Listen to more episodes:
- 221 – Accept LifeBe content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. — Lao Tzu What does it mean to accept fate?
- 220 – Stoics and EmotionsToday’s episode is about stoics and emotions. So earlier this week on reddit, in the stoicism subreddit, somebody posted a link to an article in Psychology Today called stoicism as a fad of philosophy. I decided to take the time to read the article and surprisingly I found that my podcast was mentioned in the second paragraph and called my podcast noncommittal, which I take as not an insult, but as very true about what I try to do with this podcast.
- 219 – Acceptance of OthersWhen you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. — Marcus Aurelius Amor Fati is the acceptance and the embracing of your fate, or what life brings your way. We usually think of applying this to just the events and circumstances of life, but have you ever thought of applying this to other people? For me I think of Amor Fati as loving everything in your life, especially those things that you don’t have control over, and one thing we don’t have control of is other people.
- 218 – Accept YourselfOne of the hardest things for us to do, though it is one of the most important things we will ever learn, is to accept ourselves for exactly who we are.
- 217 – Interview With Donald J. RobertsonAn interview with Donald J. Robertson about his new graphic novel about Marcus Aurelius called Verissimus. We talk about all kinds of stoic history and the politics of his day.