Friday, July 25, 2008

Seneca on the importance of knowing the good life



Although we dont know our overall goal, we continue to move as fast as we can in the direction we are already going
(EM III, 269)

Seneca on telling us what we already know



We sometimes know facts without paying attention to them...
Advice is, in fact, a sort of exhortation
(EM III, 29)

Philosophy did not find Plato a nobleman, it made him one - Seneca

Philosophy did not find Plato a nobleman, it made him one
Seneca (EM 1, 289)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the meaning of mindfulness (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose,
in the present moment,
and nonjudgmentally.
JON KABAT-ZINN

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sutta Nipata - Who is your worst enemy?

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded
thoughts.
Sutta Nipata

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Norwid on Happiness

To be what is called happy, one should have
(1) something to live on, (2) something to live for, (3) something to
die for.
The lack of one of these results in drama. The lack of two results in
tragedy.

/Cyprian Norwid (19^th century Polish poet)/