Our reasoned choice, the ability to think logically and make sound, rational, and moral decisions, is the one skill that is entirely within our sphere of influence and control.
We can refine this ability through study and practice. We can protect it from undue outside influence and corruption. We can rely on it when all other options for help and action fail us.
Because of this we can use it to our advantage in living a healthy, happy, and purposeful life.
Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year. If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.