Abba Anthony, Inspiration

We may find some ways of life enough to cause us to analyze our own style enough to make changes. One of the many forefathers that has always inspired me is Abba Anthony Greek: Ἀντώνιος Antṓnios; Arabic: القديس انطونيوس بادية مصر‎; Latin: Antonius; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲁⲛⲧⲱⲛⲓ; c. 12 January 251 – 17 January 356). WhileContinue reading “Abba Anthony, Inspiration”

Attachment to Things

Recently, the exploration of what it is that brings unhappiness has been at the forefront of my mind. Many of the things are…”things.” The upkeep and acquisition of goods seems like it should bring joy, at least that’s how things are explained. Oddly enough, though, I find that the less I have the more timeContinue reading “Attachment to Things”

Pneuma, Simple and Complex

The word Pneuma (πνεῦμα) is a rather interesting study of what could possibly be the only thing that defines “life.” We briefly touched on this subject in discussing Epictetus/Stoicism, but the concept itself is far more expansive than just that. The use by Anaximenes of aer (ἀήρ, “air”) as the foundation of all other elementsContinue reading “Pneuma, Simple and Complex”

Epictetus, a Cognitive Pioneer

A slave turned teacher, Epictetus is one of the premier minds of stoicism. Stoics often get very misunderstood, and it has a great deal to do with linguistics. What was once a practical way to evaluate your own actions and morals eventually became a way to simply call someone “emotionless.” I was recently called stoic,Continue reading “Epictetus, a Cognitive Pioneer”

An Overview of The Duality of Posts

This may all be a bit different, but there’s a method to it. Allow me a moment to explain. I’ll assume that the ‘about’ page is not step #1. Even if it was, there would be some gross oversights on the layout of each post. Each Post consists of 2 parts A random thing thatContinue reading “An Overview of The Duality of Posts”