In today's guided meditation, you will be able to overcome anxiety and stress that is keeping you from being your whole, powerful, best self.
In the meditation, you will have the opportunity to encounter that part of your self that is calm and peaceful and can handle any difficult situation with wisdom and certainty.
So just sit back on a comfortable chair and be led to this enchanting
place of healing...in breathtaking Greece!
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You are a CEO, an entrepreneur, a creator...
you have above average intelligence,
but sometimes, you forget that:
You live on Earth. You come from the earth.
You will become earth when you die.
So you should also treat the Earth
with more respect.
Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor,
and life-long student of Greek philosophy,
wrote that we should
“Meditate often on the interconnectedness
and mutual interdependence of all things in the universe.”
So after today's session of Greek-Stoic philosophy, you will be more aware of the environment in your office, your home, your country, and the Universe.
You will feel more connected to Nature and Harmony.
This will reduce all stress, anxiety, frustration and angry thoughts you may be having lately.
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Warm Greetings from Greece
In today's guided meditation, we will learn that your difficulties are forging you into who you need to become.
We will learn this lesson well, as we will go over the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, the Roman Statesman, Seneca, who wrote that “Disaster, is Virtue’s Opportunity.”
So after today's session you will begin to use whatever is frustrating you right now, to be strengthened and improved by it.
You can Be transformed by it.
Just sit back and relax now, and watch/ listen to this meditation...and afterwards I would like to get your feedback, ideas and support on how to make these guided meditations even more wonderful for your enjoyment and relaxation.
From Athens, Greece,
This is Alkistis
Did you know that the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism can help you to overcome frustration, anxiety and anger?
Yes! Some of history's greatest minds from George Washington, to Frederick the Great, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Goethe and top CEOs all embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics.
Stoicism is the West's answer to Buddhism...it is far more tailored to you as a CEO or entrepreneur than any other philosophy.
It is the philosophy of heros and great achievers.
"What is the fruit of these teachings? Only the most beautiful and proper harvest of the truly educated-tranquility, fearlessness, and freedom."
- Epictetus, Greek Philosopher
Interviewed by researcher Alèxandros Ntolgkov, from Karl de Grote University & EMAGINE LIFE, "Think-Tank" in the Netherlands...
Enjoy watching the video, and make sure contact me for more information on Greek philosophy and how my coaching programs can work for you.
Warm Regards from Greece,
This is Alkistis
Philosopher, Self-Leadership Coach, Author of THE STOIC CEO.
How would you always like to be in control of yourself, no matter what is happening on the outside?
As a CEO, as an entrepreneur, you are faced with many challenges and overwhelm.
A Stoic realizes that only his/her thoughts and intentions are truly within their sphere of control; everything else is ultimately uncontrollable.
The ‘Dichotomy of Control’, is a central idea that the Stoics held and practiced.
It is the original concept behind the Christian Serenity Prayer, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.
Here is how Epictetus, the ancient Greek philosopher puts it in his 'Enchiridion' (a sort of Stoic manual):
“Some things are within our power, while others are not. Within our power are opinion, motivation, desire, aversion and, in a word, whatever is of our own doing. Not within our power are our body, our property, reputation, office, and, in a word, whatever is not of our own doing.”
Find out more by watching today's video, and write in the comments below.
PS. This lecture was filmed at New York University, campus in Athens, where I teach as a guest lecturer.
The Roman Stoic philosopher Cicero once said that Socrates... “..Wrestled philosophy from the heavens and brought it down to Earth.”
One could say he was a sort of Prometheus - taking fire from the gods and giving it to humans, thus giving them the tool to determine their own destiny.
Prior to Socrates, Greek philosophy consisted primarily of metaphysical or scientific questions, such as: Why does the world stay up, suspended in space? Is the world composed of one substance or many substances?
But living amidst the horrors of the Peloponnesian War, where Athens had lost to Sparta, Socrates was more interested in essential existential, ethical and social issues: What is the best way to live? Why be moral when immoral people seem to benefit more? Do the rich live better than the poor? Is happiness about satisfying one’s deep desires or is it about being good and acting with honor?
According to Socrates, examining oneself, our motives and actions, is the most important task one can undertake.
Self-observation alone, will give us the knowledge necessary to answer the question ‘How should I live my life?’
In today's video we listen to a discussion that recently was moderated by me about Socrates. I hope you find it interesting and useful.
From Athens,Greece, This is Alkistis, TAKE CHARGE
The Stoic Society of Athens, organizes such discussions on a regular basis.
Living with principles, values & ethos, leads to authentic happiness.
This is the foundation of Greek Philosophy.
In today's video, see a short lecture that I recently shared atThe Agiorgiti Residence, organized by the Stoic Society of Athens.
I hope to see you at my upcoming seminars, masterclasses or online courses where we discuss and process similar topics.
Warmest Greetings from Athens
PS. Next Talk is at NEW YORK COLLEGE in English
In this interview, the editor of the international luxury lifestyle magazine TASTE OF LIFE, Natalia Basdeki, interviews Alkistis about Greek philosophy and how it can change our life.
Some of the topics we discuss are : GREEK PHILOSOPHY, STOICISM, COACHING, STOICS, GREECE, NEUROCOACHING, LEADERSHIP, VALUES, ETHICS, STRESS MANAGEMENT, ANXIETY MANAGEMENT, ANGER MANAGEMENT...etc
Click on the video to see the short interview now.
From Athens, Greece,
This is Alkistis
(Dr. Alkistis Agio)
In today’s fast paced, technological, consumer-driven society, people experience deep levels of anguish, anger and suffering.
In recent years Greek philosophy is experiencing a rebirth, through a movement called “Modern Stoicism”, to help modern people cope and become mentally resilient.
Here is a video of a recent speech that I gave in Athens, Greece on how to have freedom from anguish, anger any suffering:
LIVE FROM ATHENS GREECE: LIVE PHILOSOPHY Q&A SESSION
Greek Philosophy can make you TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE.
In today’s fast paced, technological, consumer-driven society, people experience deep levels of anxiety and having ‘lost religion’ to science, there is a real vacuum which Greek Philosophy can help fill.
In recent years it is experiencing a rebirth, through a movement called “Modern Stoicism”.
Many famous people have espoused Stoicism from Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victor Frankl, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, to Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It is not by chance that Steve Jobs had once said, “I would give up all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”
Stoicism is, in a sense, the Western world’s answer to Buddhism.
Modern Stoicism, like Modern Humanism too, is increasingly appealing to people who:
Even though over two and a half thousand years have passed, the way of Greek philosophy is eternal and is universal for all humans. It is a set a values and practices, which anybody can apply and benefit from, regardless of their faith, to make them inwardly strong and free no matter how challenging a situation may be.