The theory practised throughout history of ‘Memento Mori’- Remember Death. Do we still have a relationship with our own mortality? Quotes from Seneca, Tolstoy & more.
Why should we read, even if we don’t particularly like it? Similar to physical exercise, reading is useful and necessary because of what it gives us and what it takes for us to participate. With quotes from Voltaire, Johnson & more
Creativity isn’t something everyone engages with; usually because we’re afraid of doing it wrong. With quotes from Carter, Nietzsche & more.
If you aren’t certain of God’s existence, or what God even means, what would bring you to pray? With quotes from Dostoevsky, Coleridge & Duffy.
‘Leisure time’ is a relatively new idea, and what it involves has changed dramatically. Does ‘leisure’ suit you? Quotes from H. Smith, H. Arendt & more.
When we carry painful thoughts, a moment in silence can be a moment in hell. Can we tolerate sitting with stillness? Quotes from Seneca, Steinbeck & Eliot.
What is our role? Like actors gracing the stage, every day we wake to a role; or to be more accurate, various roles. Quotes from Shakespeare, Herbert & more.
Get out of your own way. Once the obstruction is released there is life that will flow. And this is the truth. Life still exists beyond what hinders us. With quotes from Tolstoy, Descartes, Schuller & Seneca.
In Letter XXVIII of ‘Letters from a Stoic’, Seneca discusses the fallacy surrounding travel; what it achieves, and what it simply can’t. “A change of character, not a change of air, is what you need.”
Fatalism is a dead-end road and enthusiasm isn’t something we can ever afford to abandon. With quotes from Bishop Doane, R.W Emerson, D. Carnegie & F. Guizot.