Danny James

Tag: stoic

525: Flow

Present and open, the exquisite machinery of the experience.
Suspending judgements, all out roads merge inward.
Face turned to the sensory rain.
Wide eyes and soul agape

Flow.

524: Serenity

I know the reaction I typically take in these situations, and I’m not going to do it this time.

I’m also going to remove this stimulus from my life in the future as well.

521

Silence is a lesson learned from the many sufferings of life.

—Seneca, Thyestes, 309

512

Never under compulsion, out of selfishness, without forethought, without misgivings. No surplus words or unnecessary actions. Let the spirit in you represent a man. Taking up his post like a soldier and patiently awaiting his recall from life. Needing no oath or witness. Cheerfulness. Without requiring other people’s help. Or serenity supplied by others. To stand up straight, not straightened.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

505

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Seneca

502

You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you.

Marcus Aurelius

479

Because you can take it.

475

Strength takes planning.

467

Promise Yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticise others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds. To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

The true optimist not only expects the best to happen, but goes to work to make the best happen. The true optimist not only looks upon the bright side, but trains every force that is in him to produce more and more brightness in his life.
Christian D. Larson

465

Rather I learn to accept what is, and that I can plainly see, than unravel at the cause that I cannot.

Let me trust that all is as needs.