We are a group interested in practicing Stoic philosophy as part of our daily lives. Like the Stoics of old, we are seeking relief from the stress of modern life and a path to tranquility. The Daily Stoic website defines Stoic philosophy thus:
“Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC, but was famously practiced by the likes of Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. The philosophy asserts that virtue (such as wisdom) is happiness and judgment should be based on behavior, rather than words. That we don’t control and cannot rely on external events, only ourselves and our responses.
“Stoicism has just a few central teachings. It sets out to remind us of how unpredictable the world can be. How brief our moment of life is. How to be steadfast, and strong, and in control of yourself. And finally, that the source of our dissatisfaction lies in our impulsive dependency on our reflexive senses rather than logic.
“Stoicism doesn’t concern itself with complicated theories about the world, but with helping us overcome destructive emotions and act on what can be acted upon. It’s built for action, not endless debate.”
Stoicism is not for the ancients. Modern Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is built on the foundation of Stoic philosophy. If you are interested to learning how not to let the divisiveness of society from disrupt your tranquility, join us. The only requirement is an open mind and realization that what you don’t know is vastly larger than what you do know.