A Remainder We All Need (IM 899)

Memento Mori The ancient practice of meditating on mortality goes back to Socrates, who once said that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” One day we all die, that’s what we all have been told and that’s what we believe. But we are, in fact, dying everyday. We…

How To Find Peace – From Bhagavad Gita (IM 843)

In Hindu’s religious book Gita, Lord Krishna explains a way to find peace. To find peace, one should be completely detached from everything because things or object that give rise to desires which enhances anger. One should also give up the cravings for pleasure, attraction, fear or anger to find peace. He meant that detachment…

Run. Run. Run (IM 832)

One of the best therapies I’ve discovered for me is running. My goal of running is not to maintain physical fitness or gain something but just to run. After all, at the end, all those come as a by products. The clearance of the mind, the illuminance of the imagination and the resonance of the…

From the fourth book: Meditations (IM 777)

Marcus Aurelius wrote a journal almost 2000 years ago, which is now published as a book, Mediations. His journal was not meant to be published but was written to himself to guide him towards courage, temperance, justice and wisdom. His words are more important in today’s world. Here are some of his words: Let nothing…

The four virtues: Stoicism (IM 753)

The four great works of four Roman stoics focus on four key central ideas which describe Stoicism. The four virtues are: Courage: Courage is the opposing force of cowardice. Courage is not the elimination or fear, desire or anxiety, it is acting in the right way despite our fear, desire and anxieties. It is the…