How can we use philosophy and wisdom to “live better”? and how can we practice the art of living the good life? Is there an approach to life that can help us “thrive”?
Philosophy may be a tool to help us find a sustainable path of happiness and develop skillfully. We learn the true purpose of philosophy and how we can apply it to our lives so that we can find a more sustainable and skillfully developed path of happiness.
The real aim of philosophy, apart from the love of wisdom, is the art of living a good life. How can we use philosophy and wisdom to “live better”? and how can we practice the art of living the good life? Is there an approach to life that can help us “thrive”?
Philosophy or philosophy may be a tool to help us find a sustainable path of happiness and develop skillfully. We learn the true purpose of philosophy and how we can apply it to our lives so that we can find a more sustainable and skillfully developed path of happiness. The real aim of philosophy, apart from the love of wisdom, is the art of living a good life.
True philosophy does not involve exotic rituals, mysterious liturgies, or ancient beliefs. Nor is it just theory and abstract analysis. This is, of course, the love of wisdom. This is the art of living a good life.
As such, it must be saved from religious teachers and from professional philosophers from being exploited as an esoteric cult or as a separate set of intellectual techniques or brain teasers to show how smart you are.
Philosophy is aimed at all people, and it is practiced authentically only by those who marry it with action in the world towards a better life for all.
The life of wisdom is meant to move us in an energetic and cheerful way.
The purpose of Philosophy is to illuminate how our souls have been infected by unhealthy beliefs, untrained chaotic desires, and questionable life choices and preferences that are not worthy of us.
Self-observation applied with kindness is the main antidote. Apart from eradicating the deterioration of the soul, the life of wisdom is also meant to awaken us from our lethargy and move us towards an energetic and cheerful life. The goal of our efforts is life to flourish.
Skilful use of logic, strife, and a developed ability to name things correctly are some of the philosophical instruments given to us for attaining eternal nearsightedness.
Happiness is usually mistaken for pleasure or leisure experienced passively. The concept of happiness is only good as far as possible. The only object worthy of all our efforts is the flourishing life.
Life is not static. So is our happiness. Happiness is a verb and we create it through our actions, which are based on our intentions.
True happiness is a verb. This is a dynamic performance of worthy deeds. A life that develops, the basis of which is wholesome intention, is something we continually improvise, and in doing so our souls mature. Our lives have uses for ourselves and the people we touch.
We become philosophers of discovering what is really true and what is simply the accidental result of faulty reasoning, haphazardly obtained wrong judgments, well-intentioned but misguided teachings of parents and teachers, and untested acculturation.
We learn how to build better habits and think better thoughts through introspection and reflection.
To alleviate the suffering of our souls, we engage in disciplinary introspection where we conduct thought experiments to strengthen our ability to distinguish between healthy and lazy, painful beliefs and habits.
If life is a game, change your game with skill through the power of philosophy. Stand on giant shoulders and have the wisdom of the times and modern sages by your side.
First tell yourself what you will become; and then do what you have to do.
There are many benchmarks that you can potentially use to measure our lives. Some work better than others. If we use the “I” centered yardstick, we are likely to fail. We amplify the power of purpose when we focus on the greater good, and the role you play in it.
We can take a page from the not-for-profit guidelines. They don’t measure their success by profit. They measure their success against their mission. This is where our goals come into play. Are we giving our best, where do we get our best to give?
Courage is the Key to change
Early successes can lead to complacency. Change can be difficult. People can resist change for a variety of reasons. Because change can be difficult, and to overcome difficulties, the key is to create a sense of urgency. We can do this with stories, and attract emotions, in a way that forces people to act.
The courage to change is something extra that helps us go from ordinary life to extraordinary life to life well lived. Courage is the source of a meaningful and fulfilling human existence. Courage is the trigger for the greatest experiences in life, unforgettable moments that have the ability to change the course of life for the better.
Courage is a skill. No matter how little or how much courage we have now, we can always find more. We can make a conscious effort to expand the boundaries of our courage. Courage which is one of the most powerful forces we can use to shape our lives. This allows us to stay true to ourselves, lead by example, make a positive impact, and live without regrets.
Intentions are thoughts that guide our actions and support us on our journey to live courageously. The desire to live a bolder life begins with intention followed by action.
In addition to strong intentions, use trust as a platform to make bolder decisions and take bolder actions. Know and trust the power to live the truth, and learn how and when to trust others to go further than we can do alone.
In this case, we see three types of belief: believe in yourself, believe in others, and believe in processes, or ‘the universe’ such as ‘I believe the universe supports me’ is one of the greatest beliefs. It allows us to face challenges with courage, not fear.
On the other hand, Intuition can help us live easier and more courageous by creating feelings of certainty even without fear. Trusting in instincts also ensures that we don’t get caught up in what other people want us to do. Instead, we rely on ourselves and inner wisdom to choose how we live our lives with courage.
When we act out of fear, we tend to close our hearts to protect it. Conversely, if it comes from courage, we can choose to remain open no matter what.
Don’t forget when taking on more of life’s responsibilities, “remind yourself” to do exciting things.