Tag: Inspiration

Small but important thoughts…

…from Patrick Rhone.

Mostly here: Rhoneisms at PatrickRhone.net.

But also here: TheCramped.com – Celebrating The Unique Pleasures of Analog(ue) Writing.

And his books, here: PatrickRhone.com. Looking back, I see I read Patrick’s Some Thoughts About Writing back in 2014, so I’ve been following him since before then.

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4 alternative places to work

You love your home-office, with its perfect desk and everything within reach of your perfect chair. But sometimes, you lean back in the perfect chair … and find you’ve been asleep for half an hour.

Or, maybe you just can’t focus, can’t find the way into the new project.

Sometimes, you just need a change of scenery.

Here are four alternatives to consider for a fresh perspective.

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Now thinking like a Roman emperor – @DonJRobertson

Highly recommended!

This week, I finished Donald Robertson’s new book How To Think Like a Roman Emperor. And, what a remarkable book it is.

It succeeds in being a practical introduction to Stoicism whilst combining biography, history, psychotherapy and philosophy. Each chapter uses a period in Marcus’s life to illustrate an issue, for example, conquering desire or relinquishing fear. It describes Marcus’s situation, then demonstrates Stoic exercises that deal with the topic in question.

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Echoes through time: you take yourself along

What good will new countries do you? What use is touring cities and sites? All your dashing about is useless in the end. Do you ask why your flight is of no avail? You take yourself along.

You must shed the load that is on your mind: until you do that, no place will be pleasing to you.

Seneca (4 BC – AD 65),  Moral Letters to Lucilius (28.2)