Day 50: End of the Stoic Month

Weeellll. It’s been quite the month. I tried on the Stoics for philosophy size this month in my quest to live more joyfully.

It ended badly.

I have learned that while the stoic sensibility might work for some (most likely men and pioneer folk), it’s probably not a good fit for me. I prefer a more nurturing yet honest sensibility. I was in a tough place and learned that asking for help (from Whoever) got me through.

But most of all, my awesome readers, I have learned from you. Thanks for your fascinating, thought-provoking comments this month.

In the month of March I would like to practice meditation and mindful thinking. If anyone has any books they recommend, I would love to hear from you.

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2 responses to “Day 50: End of the Stoic Month

  1. I’ve heard that this is good: http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Mindfulness-Thich-Nhat-Hanh/dp/0807012394 … let me know if you pick it up! He seems like a very down to earth person, despite somewhat “lofty” ideas. 🙂

  2. I’m very much into meditation and am at the moment exploring Buddhism and their philosophy. But meditation for me doesn’t have to be sitting absolutely still and focus. It can be a slow walk in the woods, going to a yoga class or read poetry. Maybe that’s more leaning towards mindfulness and awareness in the moment.

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