— From How to Be a Stoic – Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life P. 5.
Stoicism is not about suppressing or hiding emotions — rather, it is about acknowledging our emotions, reflecting on what causes them, and redirecting them for our own good. It is also about keeping in mind what is and what is not under our control, focusing our efforts on the former and not wasting them on the latter. It is about practicing virtue and excellence and navigating the world to the best of our abilities, while being mindful of the moral dimension of all our actions. … in practice Stoicism involves a dynamic combination of reflecting on theoretical percepts, reading inspirational texts, and engaging in meditation, mindfulness, and other spiritual exercises.”