Van Gogh’s painting of a pasture, countryside, or vineyard.
There is a woman and a man.
The contrast between the city and countryside is as stark as the culture in France and England.
A death of a father figure (an uncle ) is beginning to make an impact on the wealthy trader and the (goddess) restaurateur.
The trader is visiting his uncle’s (recently deceased) vineyard in the France countryside. He must befriend a woman cousin and fellow winemaker.
They will make the wine.
He has fallen for the goddess., the vineyard and community.
Always struggle to make a living and turn it into a life of passion when you give your all to the ‘good life’.
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.