3 Sep - 9 Sep 2018
It’s been another exceptionally busy week at work. Any available time has been spent preparing for our district Beavers Explorer camp that we had this weekend.
It was a fun, but busy, weekend for the Beavers—and us as leaders. I ran the pioneering base for the weekend, teaching them how to do a couple of knots and lashings. We were reasonably lucky with the weather and it wasn’t too chilly overnight. I don’t sleep all that well at the best of times and didn’t get a lot of sleep over the weekend.
5 week journaling challenge
I’ve been working away on my own personal 5 week journaling challenge which I’m thinking about packaging up and releasing later this year. Last week was all about gratitude. This weekend and the coming week is about reflecting on relationships. I’ve missed a day because I had a headache come on during Sunday afternoon at the camp which got worse during the evening. As a result I couldn’t do much but collapse into bed.
I finished Profit First, which I really enjoyed and plan to put into practice. I’ve properly started Notes on a Nervous Planet for this month’s book club and I’m still plugging away at Secondborn. I’m making slow progress because I’m only reading it in bed and keep nodding off. That’s no reflection on the book; it was a slow start but I’m finding it quite enjoyable now.
A week in Stoicism
There’s 3 levels of discipline - study, practice and hard training. It’s not enough to simply study the Stoics. You need to put in the hard training too. Stoicism is a practical philosophy, so you must do it too. You must push beyond study and practice and live it through hard training.
”We must undergo a hard winter training and not rush into things for which we have not prepared for.“ Epictetus
”I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent—no one can ever know what you are truly capable of, not even you. Seneca