In today's guided meditation, we will be reflecting on the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, who was once a slave, but later went on to found an important school of philosophy in Greece.
He believed that the best he could do, was to teach others the skills for becoming mentally and emotionally resilient rather than handing out 'wise advice'.
Once, a student asked him for wise advise on a personal issue and Epictetus replied, "...You must understand how laughable it is to say 'Tell me what to do!' What advice could I possibly give? No, a far better request is, 'Train my mind to adapt to any circumstance'...In this way, if circumstances take you off script...you won't be desperate for a new prompting."
Guided Meditation is a very powerful technique for internalising lessons. Here we visit 'Paradise Island' so keep your eyes open throughout.
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On the Shortness of Life (Latin: 'De Brevitate Vitae') is a moral essay written by
Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher.
The essay brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people
waste much of it in meaningless pursuits.
According to the essay, nature gives people enough time to do what is really
important and the individual must allot it properly.
In general, time is best used by living in the present moment in pursuit of
the intentional, purposeful life.
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What's REALLY blocking you from achieving your goals ? In this video you will be able to see demonstration of how to transform your fear, anxiety, anger into inner freedom, through Greek Philosophy (Socratic Method, Aristotle & Stoicism) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
With the Socratic method ( described as the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)— the therapist/coach asks a series of focused, open-ended questions that encourage reflection. By surfacing knowledge that was previously outside of our awareness, the technique produces insightful perspectives and helps identify positive actions.
“I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence
is to question oneself and others.” - Socrates
CBT is a way of focusing on the cognitive processes that produce feelings. The approach helps by changing people’s behavior and attitudes with a deeper understanding of thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes. Attitudes grooved in neural pathways during childhood become automatic thoughts. The thoughts resulting in disruption in daily life are negative thoughts around situations that created them.
CBT allows patients to interrupt these thoughts with a deeper understanding of the errors or distortions in the perception of these automatic thoughts. This type of therapy helps patients to correct misinterpretations of the thoughts that have caused disruption in their daily lives. TO JOIN NEXT WEDNESDAY go to www.alkistis.net/freedom.html You are invited to join every Wednesday. Find out more here www.alkistis.net/freedom.html