Stoic Mindfulness - By continually monitoring their judgements, Stoics are to notice the early-warning signs of upsetting or unhealthy impressions and take a step back from them, withholding their “assent” or agreement, rather than being “carried away” into passion and vice.
Stoic Philanthropy - Extending the same natural affection or care that we are born feeling for our own body and physical wellbeing to include the physical and mental wellbeing of all mankind, through a process known as “appropriation” (oikeiosis) or widening the circle of our natural “self-love” to include all mankind. Described as “Stoic Philanthropy”, or love of mankind.
Stoic Acceptance - The discipline of desire, according to this view, is the virtue of living in harmony with the Nature of the universe as a whole. This entails having a “philosophical attitude” toward life and a loving acceptance of our Fate as necessary and inevitable.
— Professor Terence Irwin, Classical Thought (Oxford University Press, 1989), p. 181. (via frugalstoic)
— Letters from a Stoic, Seneca (via notagood)
— Seneca, On the Firmness of the Wise Man (via ludimagister)
— William B Irvine, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (via zerogate)
— Epictetus, Enchiridion (via radicaltraditionalism)