The STOIC PHILOSOPHY DISCUSSION GROUP is centered around concepts for healthy holistic living that date back to Greek philosophers about 2500 years ago and refined over the centuries. It is not a religion and can be enjoyed by both those who are religious and see the Stoic benefits complementary to their religion, or non-religious equally well. There are only a few general basic beliefs and the emphasis is on trying to practice those beliefs on an individual basis. It is not evangelical or organized in nature, although Stoics are generally willing to openly share their beliefs and practices with other interested persons. Paraphrasing Marcus Aurelius, Stoicism is centered on accepting only the truth, directing impulses toward the common good, limiting our needs and wants to things that are under our control (and these are very few), and embracing our fate as it unfolds. Practiced well, Stoicism can promote a detachment from the things that generally create frustration and anxiety in life and help direct us toward a life with meaning and fulfillment.
This forum has no affiliation with any of the organized relegions, however, will attempt to identify with the commmon denominators in their orgins and the comonality of "basic goodness" in human nature.
Suggested Book Ref: THE DAILY STOIC.. 366 meditations on wisdom, perseverence and the art of living: by Ryan Hoilday and S. Hanselman.
The discussion forum will be conducted ON-LINE as a private group and participation is FREE.......
"FOR THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT, IF ONLY WE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SEE IT....IF ONLY WE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE IT"....Amanda Gorman, 2021