Over the last year I’ve been reading and listening to teachings from two different ancient schools of thought – stoicism and Buddhism. Both have opened up my mind to the possibility of cultivating happiness in every moment and living life to the fullest.
The two are incredibly similar, but one difference between the two (and this could totally be my wrongful interpretation) is that stoicism is based more upon happiness mind hacks and Buddhism is more focused on the root of happiness and the root of suffering. Buddhism is more about getting to the bottom of things at the very core.
Having come across stoicism first and now more recently getting into Buddhism, I’m finding myself captivated and hooked on the idea of really getting to that core of suffering. Again, I could be totally wrong about this and I hope to explore it more.