‘Social distancing’ appears to be a scary thing for many.
The Stoics knew: Being bothered is unhealthy.
Your prayers have crossed the centuries wide / To this Thanksgiving Day!
“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.” Sir Edward Gibbon
Since Stoicism is primarily practical, a list of its basic principles can help to stay focused.
After our experience yesterday afternoon, I’d add Amish to the quote below, but also make sure not to limit the list to “Judeo-Christian” denominational flavors. Buddhists, pagans, and secular humanists scurry & scramble equally in their endless quest for that elusive more as well, and they are every bit as “religious.” My oldest son was
Great post about controlling negative emotions on “How to Be a Stoic”
Reason shows the soul the delusion of overrating worldly things, while faith teaches what alone can satisfy its cravings.
The sun is at his zenith, and we are called to mark the day; do not let it pass unnoticed.