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As You Wish...

“If you wish to be a writer, write.”

— Epictetus

August 29th - Balancing scales

“If your body was turned over to just anyone, you would doubtless take exception. Why aren’t you ashamed that you have made your mind vulnerable to anyone who happens to criticise you, so that it automatically becomes confused and upset?”

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Stoics in the Library

Our next bibliotherapeutic outing is on Monday 1st September, 10:30am at Forest Hill Library. We will be talking about the Stoic philosophers, especially Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. 96 more words

August 27th - Getting through

Today I’ve been mostly been feeling fairly steady, on occasions this morning I’ve felt frustration build up and come to head to make me feel ready to cry. 384 more words

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August 23rd - Go aft agley

Saturday was a rough day, the last day of the working harvest week.

I had laid in place an excellent plan for the day – wake up 4am to speak to my girlfriend, work from 6am-4pm, chores and tidying 4pm til 7pm, then out to meet my good friends to get caught up over beers and socialise a bit in the pubs. 173 more words

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“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”



19th August - New Lessons

I hunted around the Plant to find my copy of Discourses by Epictetus. I used to keep it on hand for shelter when I felt my own mind turn on me. 612 more words

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