Category: English

Apparent Impasse

By Maurizio Bisogno, 2021 Sitting on the window seal and smoking a cigarette, Alexander thought that if he hadn’t smiled at Sylvia so many times now he would not have to choose between her and Francisca. Although the dilemma was all his own, he now was facing the possibility of affecting someone else life positively or by creating new troubles. Sylvia, a light blond and attractive woman, well in her thirties seemed to be showing a new path, like a new turning point in Alexander’s life. Having achieved recently at least two intellectual victories, as she just got her PhD

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Daily Meditation – One Universe, One Stock

When we consider a series of things, the consequent things match perfectly the previous ones. The connection between the two groups of things is a rational and wonderful relationship. The stress is here is on the rational connection which reflects the harmony in which ALL things stand together: a simple sequence is different from a rational order. As the universal order, so the small series of things that happen in our life are rationally connected.

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The Philosophical Meditation Technique

This is a short guidance to meditate philosophically. Here is hot wo to proceed. Take the quote below, read it slowly, first aloud then silently in your mind until it permeates inside yourself; savour its meaning, expand it, feel only the meanings that it involves. “The liberation of a pain produces a pleasure that cannot be increased” Epicurus You may choose to focus on one aspect. For instance, I was marked by the concept that a pleasure cannot be increased. In fact, I thought about one’s habit of drinking wine. You start with a glass and then you keep going,

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What is the real cause of happiness? – Stoicism 2

In the previous article I dealt with the root question of Stoicism, in this one I will go further and examine where happiness lies for human beings. What does really matter to us as human beings. Virtue = Good – Only virtue can bring happiness. Live virtuously = goal of humans, the rest is indifferent. When we embark on the path to satisfy our desires, we start a chain of events that will be infinite. No desire satisfaction lasts for ever, after each desire satisfied another one rises and so for ever. How can happiness be based on that never-ending

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