• Marcus Aurelius Quotes

10 Marcus Aurelius Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

By |2019-10-06T12:26:22+03:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Marcus Aurelius' quotes may be from the time of Ancient Rome, but they are still relevant today. Who was Marcus Aurelius? He was a Roman emperor between 161 to 180. He was known as the last of the Five Good Emperors. Marcus Aurelius' personal philosophical writings, now known as his Meditations, have become a source [...]

  • alan watts meditation approach

This Alan Watts’ Approach to Meditation Is Truly Eye-Opening

By |2020-04-22T15:36:52+03:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

If the West is now experiencing a meditation and Eastern philosophy fad rush, it has Alan Watts to thank for it. Centuries before Alan Watts and his meditation guidelines popularized Eastern thought for western audiences, throngs of mystics and ascetics had been practicing numerous meditative paths on their way to enlightenment and self-realization. The West [...]

  • holographic universe theory

The Intriguing Holographic Universe Theory and Its Roots in Ancient Philosophy

By |2020-03-24T16:18:33+03:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The idea of a holographic universe is a relatively new scientific theory. It suggests a whole new way of perceiving the universe. However, the concept of the holographic nature of our universe and the questioning of our physical reality have been incited by and explored by humans for thousands of years. Some ancient philosophers have explored [...]

  • Marcus Aurelius' Meditations

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: 10 Lessons to Learn from This 2000-Year-Old Book

By |2020-04-22T18:21:14+03:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is a powerful book that has stood the test of time. It can provide deeply helpful and important lessons to us all. However, before we discuss these lessons, we should recognise who the author was. Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD), also known as ‘the Philosopher’, was Roman emperor from 161-180AD. He is a widely [...]

  • french philosophers lessons

4 Famous French Philosophers and What We Can Learn from Them

By |2019-10-21T16:52:33+03:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

There are certain French philosophers whose ideas can provide valuable and critical insight into our lives and society today. They were highly influential in western philosophical thought, and are widely considered to be some of the greatest French thinkers of all time. The philosophers in question have similarities in their teachings but they also differ. [...]

  • confucian principles

4 Simple Confucian Principles That Could Profoundly Change Our Society

By |2019-03-22T17:43:27+03:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

What are ‘Confucian principles’? Confucian principles are a set of thoughts and ideas that refer to the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure, Confucius (551BC – 479BC). His philosophy – Confucianism – has influenced Chinese society and other parts of Asia right up to the present day, with it affecting schools [...]

  • Existentialism Philosophy

Existentialism Philosophy and 5 Profound Life Lessons We Can Learn

By |2019-03-18T21:15:41+03:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Throughout history, existentialism philosophy theories have become widely popular amongst the philosophical community. The first of the existentialism philosophy theorists were few and far between. The first ‘existentialist’ problem was developed by Jean-Paul Sartre, but the theory itself had not yet been born. The entire question centred around what does it mean to be me? [...]

  • less-known greek philosophers

7 Less Known Greek Philosophers Whose Teachings Are Still Relevant Today

By |2019-03-25T13:51:15+03:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , |

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the most well-known Greek philosophers. They are also the most widely taught and most popular. Not many would dispute this. However, there are many other ancient Greek philosophers who can serve as much value to us in their teachings. There are others who came before Socrates, Plato and Aristotle [...]