Marcus Aurelius, from “Exhortations to Himself”

If you want tranquility, focus. Isn’t it best to focus on what it takes to be a decent social animal? Such actions bring not only the tranquility that comes from doing well, but also the satisfaction that comes from focusing on doing only a few important things. Face it—most of what we say and do … More Marcus Aurelius, from “Exhortations to Himself”

Singing the Way

Go ahead–you know you want to  sing a song ofthe earth to a new tune. The imagination more real than real—isn’t the song sung deep all songs, and madness firmly embraced, all clear-eyed sanity? Sing on, heedless of the droning—your notes can be something new. Listen: where isthat firm voice? Is it more than the … More Singing the Way