The “self-image” sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. It defines what you can and cannot do. Expand the self-image and you expand the “area of the possible.”
Mikhail Nikonorov18 posts
In a way, meditation could be one of the best tools to master your self. Once you master yourself you can master your life.
Fear is gravity, always telling you to take the easier path, and always downhill. Walk uphill: It is the door into awe and freedom. "
This Stoic practice is designed to provide a catalyst for change towards becoming an ideal human being. Of course, this is a never-ending quest.
Taking control of your desires will help you to stop the train of desires before it leaves the station and builds a full head of steam
Perhaps this is one of the best Stoic practices that helps to distance or detach yourself from where you are right now and more importantly where is your mind.
“It is in disaster, not success, that the heros and the bumbs get sorted out”
To the researcher’s surprise, the students who received an encouraging message from the professor actually did worse on the next exam than those who received a neutral message!
How long does it take to become a master of your craft?
Just because you have tools that are available to you it doesn’t mean they are the right one. You have to zoom out from time to time and see the bigger picture, the range of tools, and find the right one