Category Archives: Epictetus

THE DAKRKEST HOUR, JUST BEFORE THE DOWN, MEMENTO MORI.

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” -Thomas Fuller After all I figure we are blessed to be living at  an extraordinary time, maybe every moment it’s precious, because it’s the only  we got, no next heartbeat has … Continue reading

Posted in A Brave New World, A World in Crisis, Darkest Hour Before The Down, Epictetus, Family History, Heart, Impermanence, Inner Journey, Life A Precious Gift, Loneliness, Longest Night, Loss, Memento Mori, Pandemic, Personal Story, Right Attitude, Roman Triumph Parade, Solitude, Transformation, Uncategorized, Values, Virtue | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

2020 ANNO HORRIBILIS=HORRIBLE YEAR, SO FAR.

To be Human is to be Frail, Transitory, and Perishable, it’s our lot, so Live the best you can, and do the most Good you are able to. That our current year 2020 has being so far, a trying year … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Crisis, Crisis of Values, Current Affairs, Disillusion with Capitalism, Ecological Crisis, Epictetus, Human Nature, Impermanence, Justice, Malthusian Future, Pandemic, Uncategorized, Urban Decay, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , | 40 Comments

MEN UNIQUE AS A LIVING BEING, LIVING A PARALLEL LIFE OF SUBJECTIVITY, AND QUESTIONING THE MEANING OF LIFE.

Chinese Hermit Today “Man is always inclined to regard the small circle in which he lives as the center of the world and to make his particular, private life the standard of the universe and to make his particular, private … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Consciousness, Critical Thinking, Epictetus, Ernst Cassirer, Imagination, Inspiration, Knowledge, Language of Signs, Myth, Mythology, Philosophy, Progress, Reality, Science and Belief, Subjective, Symbology, Symbols, Uncategorized, World View | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

THE TRAP OF THE SELF, OR THE LIMITATIONS OF EXISTENCE, EPICTETUS SUBJECTIVE FREEDOM

  “If life was a dream, then dying must be the moment when you woke up. It was so simple it must be true. You died, the dream was over, you woke up. That’s what people meant when they talked … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Counsciousness, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Dreams, Ego, Epictetus, Freedom, Imagination, Inspiration, New Values, Ontology, Philosophy, Self, The Subjective, Uncategorized, Values, Virtue | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments