Tim’s new TED talk about overcoming fear with a bit of Stoic help
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Tim’s new TED talk about overcoming fear with a bit of Stoic help

What a nice coincidence (or “synchronicity” as Robert A. Wilson would say) – just as I’m doing my Stoic week experiment with microdosing of one of my fears, TED published Tim’s talk about fear setting! It’s a great talk and as usual it has very actionable recommendations. Make sure you watch Tim’s TED talk, download … Continue reading

How to achieve enlightenment by using #hashtags (results of Week 8)
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How to achieve enlightenment by using #hashtags (results of Week 8)

In last week’s experiment I was learning how to manage negative emotions. I was using the “trick” Buddha Gautama Siddhartha is using in the parable about Mara, the demon who liked to tempt him with anger, lust and greed. In the story Buddha would react by acknowledging Mara’s presence, naming him, and inviting him for … Continue reading

Week 8 – Dealing with anger by “Inviting Mara to Tea”
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Week 8 – Dealing with anger by “Inviting Mara to Tea”

I had to do something. Do you know that feeling when everything and anything around you feels just slightly more irritating? People walk too slowly. You frown. Someone stands in your way. You ostentatiously walk around and make sure they notice. Your colleague forgot to tell you that agenda changed and you are not prepared … Continue reading