Letters from two stoics RSS

Today's blog is a guest entry from Geoff Frewin. Geoff is a mindfulness and Peak performance coach doing some really interesting things. Geoffs attitude to the various setbacks display characteristics we could all learn from. Check him out on Instagram at Geoffrewin.Without further adieu...... As I move ever closer to my 60th Birthday in four months time, I live for now, this minute, of this day. I have no expectaions high or low, as that would have me looking into the future and guessing. I have studied mindfulness over the last 5 years, now qualified as a Practitioner, I work...

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What does it mean to be unconquered? The unconquered is an outlier, self-assured, they know their path and they walk it daily. The unconquered doesn’t give in to the ease and simplicity of modern day life. They realise that satisfaction cannot be found in comfort. Not the satisfaction they are searching for at least. To get what others can’t you have to do what others won’t. They realise this mind-set is something they need to carry forward in all aspects of their life. For compromise in one area of life is a chink in the armour. These chinks then manifest...

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When the wolves are at your door, the starting bell has sounded and chaos ensues remember who you are, sharpen your vision and do not give an inch. It is easy to let the noise of a stressful situation overwhelm you. There is a voice inside you that wants your attention, it wants to panic. Take a second, centre yourself internally and remain calm. You cannot control external events however you are responsible for your actions in the face of them. Remember this. For more often than not the calmest person in the room wins the day. You are doing...

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  "No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell."  Carl Jung Without bad there can be no good, for if everything was good that good would become average. Struggle and uncertainty are unavoidable and make times of triumph ever sweeter. It may be the case that the thing you need the most in life can be found in the place you least want to look-use fear as your compass. Do not run from fear. Face it, head on for discomfort yields growth whilst comfort breeds stagnation. 

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