We intend Serenity as the Latin ‘serenitas’.
A peaceful state of mind is the prerequisite of our philosophical approach to life. Practicing philosophy requires a tranquil situation (mentally much more than practically). But we know that human life 90 percent of times offers uncertainties, precariousness and chaos. Therefore, SERENITY is also the goal of a philosophical life. Hence, we could say that an intermittent state of calmness might be the starting point towards a state of SERENITY.
Although many could be doubtful about the attainment of such a quiet condition, we really consider it “reachable”. However, we need to go through constant philosophical/spiritual exercises (ASKESIS). Or we could just benefit from a revelatory intuition/illumination (EROS). This latter is an act of love on the part of the soul towards the entire universe. Two very different ways to arrive at SERENITY mean that disparate levels of tranquillity are possible. And it means that they depend on us.
We intend Serenity as the Latin ‘serenitas’. SERENITY is the ability to put all things (of reality) in front of us and to see them with the right composure and detachment. Needless to say, worries and preoccupations are natural parts of our daily routine, but no panic should ever derive from legitimate attentions, no stress should ever come along with ordinary problems.
Softness and not shallowness, mildness and not indifference, smile and not a blank face. These are the key-elements of SERENITY in the context of our simple but articulated philosophy of life.
This is Sokratiko’s way to interpret the notion of SERENITY. Please continue to browse our list of philosophical TOPICS by clicking on the other entries of our list.