Daily Stoic Entry #12: Where Is The Path To Serenity?

January 12th 2022

Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.

Morning Reflection:

My path to serenity looks like a mind unburdened by its own negative tailspins and depression. A calm, steady mind, filled with contentment and joy. I don't know the exact path, it is hidden from sight but I'm taking setps and measures to improve my path to it. Meditation, exercise, are tools that are helpful and I've mentioned multiple times. As well as a better diet and more sleep. More sleep, you should really make this more of a priority you wake up tired all the time, take a nap around noon today. Finally, let go of judgements and just be, worry less about the future state you want and just be, the more you force it the unhappier you'll be.

Evening Reflections:

Physical and mental health balance is one of the ways to protect my serenity, a steady quality of body and mind. The mind feels like a bit more of a challenge for me personally. But I can see that when I'm healthy in body, I'm happier and better balanced. It wouldn't be a stretch to assume an improved quality of body will improve the quality of mind. Both will in turn contribute to an increased sense of serenity. Meditate, meditate, meditate, disconnect from the 'I', from identity. As Carl Jung says think, not judge. Step away from forming self-judgements.

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