Token 107: Erase your fear of death

“We must make it our aim to have already lived long enough.” – Seneca The easiest way to erase your fear of death is to follow Seneca’s guidance: Live every day and every moment the right way. Contribute to humanity and care for your loved ones to the extent that you can. Accomplish what you…

Token 82: An aside on death, and rushing

As the stoics remind us, you might die tomorrow. We don’t like to dwell on the thought, but what they mean is this: When we die is out of our control. What is in our control is to do what’s right and to act according to our nature; to live with generosity and curiosity and…

Token 200: Your thoughts

I’ve been writing to you every day for more than half a year. Nearly 30,000 words of Tokens. I hope something in there was of value. What I’ve come to realize over the course of these 200 posts is that as much as I love writing, what I love even more is listening. I love…

Token 159: Your final hours

Anticipate your final hours. ~ Marcus Aurelius You might die tomorrow. Understand this, but don’t just understand it. Live today as though this was true. Don’t let any conversation end on a bad note. Don’t indulge in anything without having earned it. Don’t neglect your duty in any way that would cause you regret. And…

Token 157: Do all you can

With whatever available time you have, try to do good. Try to be positive and productive. It won’t always work out, but you must always try. Don’t fret when you run out of time to accomplish something. All that matters is that you did what you could in the time that you had. Don’t feel…

Token 152: The other side

We all go through difficult moments, large and small, throughout our lives. From a stressful day at work to the death of a loved one, life has no shortage of ways to trip us up. When you’re in the middle of such moments, it can feel like they will never end. But then they do….

Token 8: The Mantra

Today marks the one-week anniversary of this blog’s debut. Seven days of writing that was preceded by about seven months of reading, thinking and awakening. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. I’ve written a lot about generosity and curiosity, and there is much more there to explore. But to mark this…