Tag: stoicism

Moments

Wasabi almonds and an

Ashtray

Next to me on the

Floor

Sleeping here like a

Dog

Because I can and

Stoicism

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Diogenes would be

Elsewhere

Emperor Aurelius

Bemused

Dogs sleeping with

Blankets

Smoking cannabis

Amused

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Dramas of the world’s

Friends

Like magick before me

Dancing

Sending text as if by

Magick

Yet of myself I’m still

Doubting

·

So here again I start

Anew

Never having been

Resilient

Except by chance of

Trying

In these ever fleeting

Moments

The mess in my living room

It’s not every day that my living space is overtaken by a mass of blankets and pillows. Granted, there is always an abnormally large amount of blankets and pillows around me at all times, but it’s quite rare they make up the mass in the middle of the floor…

Enter: Voluntary Discomfort practice for my Stoic Quest course. I am sleeping on the floor this week in order to cultivate more resiliency and gratitude. This is “easy mode.”

Medium and hard mode add the restrictions of drinking only water and then also eating no sugar, in subsequent progression. The idea of hard mode appealed greatly to me but after two days of inaction my ego caved and I committed to easy mode over nothing.

Surprisingly, I have been falling asleep easier AND sleeping better on the floor the past few nights. I’m not sure why or exactly how, but something about ths reduction in comfort makes me care less about being comfortable…