39. Just as a foot fills up its shoe, your body is as far as your possessions go. Stop there and you’ve measured rightly. Go further and . . . go over a cliff– Just as a shoe loses purpose when first it’s purple; then gilded; then covered in jewels. After something goes beyond mere … More On Stopping with Enough, from the Handbook by Epictetus
38. When you walk, you watch out for twisting an ankle or stepping on a nail. Just so, watch out for twisting your mind. Do this for everything you do and you should be OK.
13. If you wish to improve, accept being thought a bit simple and foolish when it comes to things of this world. Don’t try to look smart. If you look smart, you’re doing something wrong. Here’s the truth: it’s not easy keeping in harmony with nature if you’re out to collect the things of this … More from The Handbook by Epictetus
Observe what your nature wills and allow nothing to distract you. You have searched and searched but happiness has eluded you. You have not found happiness in logic nor in wealth nor in fame nor in pleasures, nor anywhere. Where is happiness, then? It lies in doing what your nature requires. How might you do … More Marcus Aurelius on finding Happiness