Episodes
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 01/06/23
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 01/05/23
Trauma - This one goes deep! I really hope this helps others as I share some personal experiences that led to me to philosophy and a desire to understand the mind in the first place.  We forget how trauma is the result not of an event itself but our perception to it.  Whilst that is something we can change it is not always easy! But understanding how the mind cycles thoughts, the triggers for those thoughts and how our perceptions can change is implementation of philosophy and implementation...
Published 12/15/22
Would you live your life differently if we could count down the years and days until we depart life in much the same way as you can count the years and days from when your life began? Are you currently having disputes with loved ones, family or friends?  Perhaps you feel you have been wronged, but do you react to that with the same virtue and character you would without any anger or resentment for what another has done to you?  We will not be alive forever and is it not important to make the...
Published 12/14/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 12/13/22
Our minds, that common constitution.  Why are laws set the way that they are?  What would a world be like if all humans could empathise with each other to the extent that another pain was felt as if it were your own?  What if we all had the ability to make every single decision based on objective reason alone, each desiring with every choice and action what is best, not for us or for the immediate future, but for the greater good of all? The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable...
Published 12/08/22
Praise - Praise of course is great, it helps to reinforce that we are doing things well! But, what happens if we become too accustomed to praise?  It may start to have a negative impact, not only because the elation will only be temporary, but like a high can then bring a greater down due to the flip in the emotional state, thus praise itself can become addictive.  What's more, constant praise to any of us, even if you perceive yourself as being humble, can negatively impact how we interact...
Published 12/07/22
Resentment - Do you harbour negative thoughts to someone that has wronged you?  Those thoughts will affect all your actions and decisions in the future and will hold you back, allowing them to see you continue to suffer! Resentment will stop us making objective decisions and will also fester resulting in detriment to our physical health. Yet, why should you ever hold resentment?  It may sound like a strange questions until you listen to this episode! Your source to overcome those feelings of...
Published 12/06/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 12/04/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 12/02/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 12/02/22
The final passage of book 3! I could not believe what I read when I opened the book to read this passage! If you have seen the Republic for Modern Life videos and thus know the details of events in my own life you will have a great context for the amazing ability the universe is showing myself right now to align things.  Those videos are on the same youtube channel as the link below, which is to a more recent video which I uploaded the day prior to recording this podcast, a video discussing...
Published 07/15/22
A passage that leads to why the thief or one who causes harm without receiving justice will suffer in the long run.  What we have always known as karma, is not just a random thing, we now have science that can explain how that lack of justice for a unjust act will manifest and harm the perpetrator who does not receive justice and Marcus knew this to be so over 1500 years ago! Be sure to checkout the 4 part video series I have recently created and upload to YouTube - The Republic for Modern...
Published 07/13/22
As per the audio you can watch the Republic For Modern Life here: The Republic For Modern Life Part 1 - History of the Occult and Revolutionary Feminism in Leeds https://youtu.be/kLOs7oaLTIw Part 2 - The 2000 year war: Christianity, Paganism and Philosophy https://youtu.be/Vr9VKNnKtVI Part 3: Politics and the wrath of the Furies https://youtu.be/nczFmnardzk Part 4 - The Final Act: The Leeds Witch and the death of Socrates https://youtu.be/JyW4DN2KAp8 And here is the...
Published 07/05/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 05/14/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 05/13/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 05/12/22
Thoughts that bother you! Your reactions to things that are said which invoke negative emotions are only so because of our own beliefs, perceptions and previous wounds.  What can the thoughts though and emotions we feel relating to things others say of or to us tell us about ourselves?  Also learn why things that provoke those emotions will continue to be brought into your life until you understand what your reaction to them is really trying to tell you! The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius...
Published 05/11/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 05/10/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 05/09/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 05/07/22
This one is a little off topic for regular listeners to my podcasts, but on listening it will give you an insight into objective opinion, socratic search for the truth and I can finally reveal what had consumed so much of my own life and time last year that a led to me taking the extended break from recording podcasts as well as my having to leave Leeds for two months at the end of last year. The story of the theft of the David Oluwale blue plaque in Leeds the day after its unveiling has...
Published 04/29/22
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.  Whilst many of his...
Published 02/17/22
Donald is a writer, cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist and trainer. Donald specializes in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern psychotherapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy. He is the author of the book "How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius" and is also the president of the new Plato Academy Centre in Athens.  We chat about all things stoicism! In this, the...
Published 02/13/22