Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!


Marcus Aurelius in his Book 1 Meditations, reflected on all of the people he learned from and what he actually learned from them. Father, mother, grandfather, great grandfather, brother ..... all are here with many values and insights listed; Here’s my chosen selection from his list: From Diognetus: to endure freedom of speech. From Apollonius: … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!

The Full Flummox: #5 Was Epictetus A Buddhist?


Am I a Buddhist?  I try hard to be, but unlike my Buddhist wife I was raised in a Methodist family in working class Northern England. She was born and raised in Kathmandu so the “path” of being a Buddhist is ingrained in her psyche. But we have been married for almost 50 years so … Continue reading The Full Flummox: #5 Was Epictetus A Buddhist?

A Flummox of Philosophers: #5 The Stoics


Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus: it sounds like the legendary forward line of Best, Law, Charlton from the 1960s Manchester United team, or if you are American .... Montana, Rice, Craig! These sporting trios inspired, excited, and set standards that others could aspire to, and it’s the same with these three Stoic philosophers. To this day … Continue reading A Flummox of Philosophers: #5 The Stoics