Stoic Wisdom for Mental Strength
Einzelganger | 7:37
The ancient stoics aim to be resilient towards the things beyond their control and are determined on their path of virtue. Mental Toughness is necessary to be truly good. In the stoic sense, we need to be strong enough to control destructive desires to choose virtuous activities over for clarity and to anchor ourselves in the present moment. Mental Toughness can help us to live better lives, achieve our goals and navigate through life when we're in dire straits. In this video, I will share what ancient stoic texts can teach us on how to be stronger between the ears.
One, you're more powerful than a god when it comes to your own faculty, Seneca and Socrates died in a similar fashion. Both were sentenced to death. And in both cases, the execution or forced suicide included the consumption of poison, but the most striking shared characteristic was the equanimity in which they left the world.
Death is just another phenomenon that isn't up to us since nature creates and takes life at will. The same goes for losing the people were attached to things we might be offended by an injustice that may befall us. In the end, its nature that decides the workings of the external world, not us. For many people, this realization could evoke a sense of powerlessness for a part, this is just the good news, however, is that the greatest strength of all is within our control, which is the power over our own faculty.
This power is the essence of mental toughness, and also a muscle that can be trained complete power over our own actions. As far as that power stretches in the certain moments makes our will untouchable, even by the Gods people can inflict damage onto us, you Millie ate us, but still we do maintain the power over our reasoning and the actions that come from that. In his discourses. Epictetus pointed out that people can influence his life only to a certain extent, their realm that's outside of him. I quote, I must die must I then die groaning to I must be feathered and wailing to I must go into exile.
Does anyone then keep me from going with a smile and a cheerful and serene? Tell your secrets? I say not a word for this is under my control, but I will fetter? You. What is that you say, Man, feta me, my leg, you will feta but my moral purpose. Not even Zeus himself has power to overcome and quote, Oh, little sidenote. shortly I'll publish a book that I've written about becoming resilient to what other people say from insults to mere opinions we don't agree with using philosophical ideas. I'll keep you updated to laziness and procrastination are unnatural.
As human beings, we have never been so comfortable. But too much comfort can lead to stagnation, and even the deterioration of the human spirit, as observed by Marcus Aurelius, once emperor of the world's most powerful empire. Now the following may not be for everyone, since it's heavily based on stoic beliefs about nature. I've made a separate video about this, if you're interested, the stoics aim for living in accordance with nature. And our human nature has set limits that vary per person, to how much sleep we need, how much food we need, how much movement we need, et cetera, in order to function properly. Most people that spend days on the couch watching Netflix with a bucket of ice cream, do this probably because it feels nice and comfy.