“All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.”
-MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS , 9.6
Perception, Action, Will. Those are the three overlapping but critical disciplines of Stoicism... the following little reminder sums up the three most essential parts of Stoic philosophy worth carrying with you every day:
- Control your perceptions.
- Direct your actions properly.
- Willingly accept what’s outside your control.
That’s all we need to do.