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New 2019 Calendar — Stoic Meditations

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What is genuine happiness? How can it be discovered and lived? These are questions the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece sought to answer. Their powerful insights have proven to be just as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago. Far from being an obscure set of beliefs reserved for dusty books or discussions on college campuses, Stoicism was originally presented as a way of life leading to genuine well-being. The ancient Stoics distilled their philosophy into a single phrase — “living in agreement with nature” — which they took to be synonymous with “living in accord with virtue.” Treating others kindly and with fairness or meeting opposition with bravery is the expression of “virtue.”

Donald Robertson provides contemporary translations from the masters of Stoicism, such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus. Their words are a beacon of inspiration for positive change and can teach us the art of living.

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