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Goal Comments:

  • Silver-Blossom
    18-Aug-2017 01:09

    Bloom where you are planted

  • Silver-Blossom
    26-Jul-2017 01:17 Edited

    Do your best...

    "If you have done the best you can do and if you have gotten all you could extract from something, you have given all you had to give, then the time has come when you can do no more than say thank you and move on."--Maya Angelou
  • zhelia
    23-Dec-2015 00:22
    Create habits that heal you and avoid self destructive patterns.
    This applies to the physical, emotional and mental part of life.

    Examples

    Physical
    Eat lots of natural foods.
    Spend time in nature.
    Be active everyday. A few minutes of exercise is better than none.

    Emotional
    Practice dispassion for emotional control.
    Don't feel sorry for yourself, no matter what you've been through. Be busy planning and living your life instead.
    Don't think negatively of others, no matter how evil they've been to you. It harms you and is a self destructive habit.

    Mental
    Meditate.
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  • saraband
    29-Jun-2014 09:15 Edited

    Umbrella Goal

    I'm joining @Meridia in this goal, not because I have a grand philosophy of life but because it's a possible way of collating thoughts and experiences that relate to who I am and how I live under a single banner.

    Not really given much thought to how it will work yet...
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  • Meridia
    02-Jun-2014 23:55

    The School of Meridia :)

    In Ancient Greece, there used to be different Schools of philosophy who competed with each other for students, and each School had a different philosophy of life.

    I recently read “A Guide To The Good Life” by William B. Irvine, about Stoicism, a philosophy that stemmed from Cynicism, and thrived in both Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome – Marcus Aurelius being the last well-known Stoic. It seems that philosophy took a turn around the end of the Roman Empire and headed into an era of Christian philosophy, so these Schools of philosophies of life seem not to have survived beyond then. (I am no philosopher, so this is my rudimentary understanding for now.)

    The author was considering becoming a Zen Buddhist, but when he stumbled across Stoicism, he found that this held great appeal for him and took it upon himself to put their principles into practice. He is now a modern-day Stoic.

    Rather than promoting a conversion to Stoicism by the reader, the author promotes having a philosophy of life, as the Schools of Ancient Greece and Rome used to promote. Having a philosophy of life provides direction and guidance for all the smaller decisions to be made in life. If you don’t have a clear philosophy, decisions can contradict each other or be difficult to reach, as there is no coherent framework on which to base them.

    I am going to give this further thought, and possibly attempt to create a coherent Stoic Buddhist philosophy for myself, given there is very little contradiction between them. We’ll see what comes of it :)

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