Stoicism on Grief

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  • When: 10/15/20
  • QIC: Left Turn
  • The PAX: Mr. Yuck, Check Please, Air Bags, Shirley, Brown, Slash, PruneTang, Saigon Sam

Today we are honoring one of our F3 brothers Nomad’s, son Hudson Fryer. Hudson tragically lost his life at the age of 5 months.

Here is a reading from the Daily Stoic on Grief. 

“Death is a recurring theme in the classic Stoic texts because it is a recurring theme across all human life. People we love die, people we need die, people we don’t know die, and eventually, we will die ourselves. For this reason the Stoics were pioneers of the ancient practice of remembering our mortality (memento mori) and using it as a tool and a compass to orient themselves. They kept death in mind, and they never wanted to forget how limited our time on earth is.

Epictetus went as far as suggesting, as you kiss your child and tuck them into bed at night, to imagine what it would be like to wake up without them in the morning. Because it can happen. Because tragically it does happen. And it’s our utter lack of preparation or belief of this fact that makes those terrible surprises hurt even more.”

The stoics believe in facing these hardships now.

Knowing the reality, and knowing the fact that unfortunate events happen and will happen, how will your life differently?

Let’s get after it and honor Hudson.

Warmup

Mosey 400 Meters

Walking quad stretch

Walking hamstring stretch

The Reacher

Limp Member

Side Straddle Hop

Chest Stretch

Good Mornings

 

The Thang – Hudson Fryar Tribute Beatdown

 

Five Rounds

8 Hand Release Burpees

-Chest to ground, hands of the ground, burpee

 

21 Upright Rows

-Lift object to your chin, return to hang position

 

4 Dan Taylors

-1 squat and 4 lunges

 

19 Spiderman Merkin’s

-At bottom of merkin, bring right knee to elbow and then left knee to elbow

 

15 Outlaws

-Make a O with legs, 15 to left and 15 to the right

 

14 No Surrenders

-Down on one knee and then on both knees

 

Run 418 Meters

 

Recap

 

Serenity Prayer – A long held belief of the Stoics

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.

 

Count o rama – name o rama – Announcements – Prayer

 

Prayers for Nomad’s family, Slash’s mother in law, our country, those suffering from the effects of Covid, and that all of us find the serenity only God can provide.

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