Mindfulness Monday: Ragnarok Part 1

Brothers will fight and kill each other, sisters’ children will defile kinship. It is harsh in the world, whoredom rife —an axe age, a sword age —shields are riven— a wind age, a wolf age— before the world goes headlong. No man will have mercy on another. I like...

Sunday Roundup – 1/25/17

Cool things from this week: This video about just how prescient George Orwell was, and about his work apart from the things he is most well known for. This song has always been one of my favorites, and got played a lot this week. “You are a little soul carrying...

Everything Is Working in Your Favor

Don’t demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well. Epictetus This is the key to everything. Not changing situations, but changing your perspective on them. Not changing your environment, but changing your...

Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Really.

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” ― Epictetus Expectations lead us to suffering because we have no control over whether or not they will be met a majority of the time. Worry leads us...

Great Expectations

Expectations are resentments under construction. Anne Lamont Expectations are difficult things. We think we have a right to place a burden on reality, and that reality is required to behave accordingly. In regard to other people the burden usually takes the form of...