I have to admit I am somewhat of a reading junkie. I like hard copy, eBooks, and Audiobooks. Self-improvement has always been a passion and that is probably what drove me to study Philosophy, Stoicism, Meditation, Yoga, Taoism, Buddhism in its various forms, and almost anything that explains why we think the way we do and do the things we do.
When I am not working or reading I am writing blog posts. Outside of work, family, reading, and writing I enjoy my yoga and meditation practices.
Some of the best advice I ever read was in the form of a quote from Lao Tzu
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu
I write primarily about the different aspects of Stoicism and Buddhism. These philosophies while developed in ancient times, are as applicable today as when they emerged. We in modern times deal with the same issues of suffering and death as examples as those people did hundreds of years ago. In fact one of the reasons I spent so much time studying Stoicism and Buddhism, was the dissatisfaction with most of the current self improvement books and my lack of being able to muster up faith in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or any other conventional religion.
What I hope to explore with you are the similarities between Stoicism and Buddhism, and where they differ. I will also make a case for the benefits of you adopting both Stoicism and Buddhism, versus adopting one or the other by itself.
It is my sincere desire that my blog posts at least provide some advice on how to deal with life, and if possible inspire you to make changes that will lead you down the path to your destiny.
I would suggest you read a couple of the following posts to get a feel for what this blog might offer you:
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