Letters from two stoics RSS

The Clown with a thousand faces The Persona is how we present ourselves to the world, as does the clown with a thousand faces. Like the clown, we all wear many different social masks day to day in life; among various groups or situations to fit the social or cultural norms or perhaps be more socially in desirable - to fit in or potentially be something we are not. These masks allow us to adapt to the world around us; Jung said they were “designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other...

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Conviction Are driven by the fear of failing or the will to succeed?   From an outward perspective both drivers are in hope of obtaining a singular goal, it is only internally that we can truly see the source. It may seem obvious when addressed; can you expect to fully gain from a given situation without fully providing the input. Focusing on the win, the result or maybe the perfect delivery; you may relate to the internal comment, “I need to do this!”. How can you expect anything less from what you provide; if at the exact moment you should be...

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Motivation As humans I think we are at our most potent when we are striving. We need to feel challenged. If you look at this from an evolutionary perspective this makes complete sense. It is easy to forget that, for the human being in the western world in this day and age, getting by day to day with adequate food, water and professional medical care is a given. This has not always been the case.  The paleolithic man,for example, will have quite often had to forage, hunt or scavenge for his or her food. Tools were made and not purchased....

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Choices  How much of your day did you choose? Did you choose what you ate? How about what you drank? If so why? Was it a choice made with indulgence in mind or health? Did you check social media today? If you're reading this I'm going to go with yes. What made you use it? Was it a choice made out of habit or a conscious decision? Did you choose what time you woke up? How about what you did upon waking? And your workplace?     Now let's look at it a different way. If you could orchestrate the perfect day for yourself, without...

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Today we have another blog post from Geoff Frewin. You guys enjoyed the first one so much we thought we'd treat you to another and Geoff has really delivered. Check him out on Instagram @geoffrewin    ‘Scegli saggiamente I tuoi amici’ - ‘Choose your friends wisely’ ‘Ponder for a long time whether you shall admit a given person to your friendship; but when you have decided to admit him, welcome him with all your heart and soul. Speak as boldly with him as loyal, as you will make him loyal.’ Seneca Out of the darkness I can only stand but...

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