Tag Archives: stoicism

Neighbours

When his son died, Emerson looked hard at grief. He later recalled it as a shallow emotion, depthless and unreal. No stoic lives far from the fact that we are born to die.

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Obstacles

Obstacles are not for fighting against. They are for observing, examining, inquiring into.

Marcus Aurelius: “What stands in the way becomes the way.”

Sanctum sanctorum

Where is it, this “pearl of great price”?

Where it’s always been—inside the clam.

Likewise, the chalice, suspended from a bough of the great oak in the walled-off garden of the grown-over castle.

“Look inside yourself.”