TRUTH | WISDOM | VIRTUE | DIVINITY

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PHILOSOPHERS OF THE WALLED GARDEN

SHARON LEBELL

I’ve been a writer and speaker on topics like philosophy, spirituality, and religion for thirty years. I’m best known as the author of the international bestseller The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, a contemporary interpretation of the Stoic teachings of Epictetus. My primary focus is how to live a life of virtue and meaning. Central to my message is how we can use our lives to improve the lives of others and the necessity of beauty and engagement with art, music, and design as keystones of a well-lived life.

KAI WHITING

Aside from my work lecturing and researching in the field of sustainability, I’m an regular writer and speaker on the traditional philosophical school of Stoicism. 

 In my book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” my co-author—Leo Konstantakos—and I encourage our readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity.

SIMON J. E. DREW

I’m a philosopher by heart,
a poet by calling,
and a musician in my being. 

I wander in lofty woodlands.
I sit upon high mountaintops.
I dance on the vines of eternity.
I eat the ancient fruit. 
I reflect the light of the Sun.

I search for an evening mouse. 

I commune with the Sage
as we drink from the fountain
hidden within the distant hills.

I feel deeply,
I am broken,
I am healed.

I seek not to heal others, 
but rather I allow my own heart to be healed, 
and I seek cure for the illness which has so firmly taken hold of my own soul, which yearns to be free. 

Time and fate will tell if such a pursuit will be of benefit to either myself or others. 

As such, let us now wander these dark and ancient forests together, even that we might increase our chances of survival in this game, and even that we might follow the straight and narrow path of Alignment, strengthened in our resolve by those with whom we are travelling.

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