The big three

Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (From Wikipedia) 

Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (From Wikipedia) 

“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.

(From The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom perseverance, and the art of living)