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Have you heard of the Stoics? They were some philosophers that looked into how our thinking works and how we can improve our lives. The main goal was to cultivate a excellent mental state with virtue and being rational. Their definition of the ideal life was to live in harmony with Nature, and to cultivate an attitude of calm and in difference towards external events.
Epictetus liked to teach about controlling your thoughts. We can understand that some things are in our control and some are not. Unhappiness comes from thinking that we can control what happens to us and what others are saying and doing. We can control how we think about the things and judgements that we make. So the things that happen to us are neutral, it is how we think about these things.
Seneca liked to take stock at the end of the day, to train his mind. He would look back at the day to see what mistakes he made and learn how to do better the next day.
Marcus Aurelius would remind himself each morning that people where not always going to be their best. Everyone is not intentionally wanting to hurt other people, we are all victims of our misjudgements.
Epictetus teaches us that we must learn to accept what happens. We are relatively unimportant in the big, big picture. If we expect things from the universe, then we will probably be disappointed. If we accept what the dance is sending us, then life will be smoother.
LENS will help to smooth and soothe the anxious brain. Give it a try.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.