Daily Touch of Inspirations
April 27th: Turn it inside out
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Stoicism is about looking at things from every angle- and certain situations are easier to understand from different perspectives. In potential negative situations, the objective, even superficial gaze might actually be superior. That view might let us see things clearly without diving too much into what they might represent or what might have caused them. In other situations, particularly those that involve something impressive or praiseworthy, another approach, like that of contemptuous expression, is helpful. By examining situations from the inside out, we can be less daunted by them, less likely to be swayed by them.
Dig into your fear of death or obscurity, and what will you find? turn some fancy ceremony inside out and you'll find- what?