The Daily Stoic
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The Daily Stoic

Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” (Location 170)

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Note: know what is in your control

Control your perceptions. Direct your actions properly. Willingly accept what’s outside your control. (Location 212)

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Epictetus is reminding you that serenity and stability are results of your choices and judgment, not your environment. (Location 303)

Note: Your choices determine yiur serenity

According to the Stoics, the circle of control contains just one thing: YOUR MIND. That’s right, even your physical body isn’t completely within the circle. After all, you could be struck with a physical illness or impairment at any moment. You could be traveling in a foreign country and be thrown in jail. (Location 327)

Note: Only your mind is in your circle of control .stoicism