Tag Archive: Stoicism

May 07 2017

Meditations for submissives 008: Severus

The Meditation for May is good advice for everyone regarding being a decent human, leader and friend. This is Book One, Number Fourteen. The Maxwell Stanisforth translation in full: From my brother Severus I learnt to love my relations, to love the truth, and to love justice. Through him I came to know of Thrasea, …

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Apr 02 2017

Meditations for submissives 007

The Meditation for April is all-round good advice and completely straightforward, as well. (For less-than-straightforward, but no less useful entries in this series, start here.) This is from Book One, Number Ten The Maxwell Stanisforth translation in full: It was the critic Alexander who put me on my guard against unnecessary fault-finding. People should not …

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Mar 05 2017

Meditations for submissives 006

This month’s Meditation has advice for both D-types and s-types. Please see the first post in the series for an introduction to this feature. This is Book One, Number Nine. The Maxwell Stanisforth translation: My debts to Sextus include kindliness, how to rule a household with paternal authority, the real meaning of the Natural Life, …

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Feb 05 2017

Meditations for submissives 005

For an introduction to this series, please see the first post. Unlike some selections in this series, this is the entire segment. Book One, Entry Seven. From the Stanisforth translation: From Rusticus I derived the notion that my character needed training and care, and that I must not allow myself to be led astray into …

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