How to Keep Your Light Lit.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR LIGHT LIT DAVID ALEXANDER How to Keep Your Light Lit: Choose Your Friends Carefully. I wrote this article in August, 2022 after I was inspired by Sharon LeBell’s meet up on absurdity and evil in life. Also Brandon Tumblin’s interview with Sharron on Strong Stoic Podcast. It naturally followed the poetry […]

Prosoche: Stoic Mindfulness

PROSOCHE: STOIC MINDFULNESS WITH DAVID ALEXANDER Prosoche is the ancient Greek word for “focused attention” used by the Stoics as an important first step for a student of philosophy on the journey to understanding Wisdom and Virtue. My understanding of Mindfulness is particularly informed by Buddhism and the psychological perspective of mindfulness informed by Marsha […]

My Journey to Stoicism (Part IV)

My journey to Stoicism started during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part IV of my journey to understanding Stoicism, I talk about how Stoicism led me to studying Jungian Psychology and what Stoicism means to me.

My Journey to Stoicism (Part III)

My journey to Stoicism started during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part III of my journey to understanding Stoicism, I talk about the pre-stoics, Socrates and Plato.

My Journey to Stoicism (Part II)

My journey to Stoicism started during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part II of my journey to understanding Stoicism, I talk about my understanding of Stoic Virtue.

My Journey to Stoicism (Part I)

My journey to Stoicism started during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like a lot of people, I was trying to cope with the stress of the pandemic, socially isolating, and transitioning to working from home. On top of that, I had just become a new father.

On the Sacred

ON THE SACRED DAVID ALEXANDER After Sharon LeBell’s Walled Garden meet up on 6/9/22 ‘On the Necessity of Holiness’ it has me thinking about the ideas “what is Sacred” or “what is Holy?” In my readings on Jungian psychology, the idea of the Sacred, or Sacred spaces, has come up a few times. I am particularly influenced […]