Henry David Thoreau said, “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school… It is to solve some of the problems of life, not theoretically, but practically.”
Epictetus says, “As for diseases of the mind, against the philosophy is provided of remedies, being, in that respect, justly accounted to Medicine of the Mind.”
What is my Philosophy?
I like Epictetus and the work done by other stoics, who use the Socratic method. I also like Tao Te Ching and I Ching and the Eastern philosophy shown over the last 2500 years. I like the scientific method as a broad source of information and method of inquiry. but I am not a practitioner like “Plato Not Prozac! Applying Philosophy To Everyday Problems” by Lou Marinoff, PH.D.
To breath is enough.
To be is a gift.
To see is a luxury.
There are a Myriad of ways to weave philosophy into a practice.
It is not the attempt that counts.
It is a way some find is best for themselves and others.
I use it in all my affairs like a method to untie the knots that keep me from being well.