The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
A beautifully packaged daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, featuring new translations of the most celebrated Stoics with historical context and practical tips from bestselling author Ryan Holiday.
Stoic philosophy has long been the secret weapon of history’s greatest and wisest leaders--from emperors to artists, activists to fighter pilots. Today, people of all stripes are se
❦ It helps me have a positive attitude when i’m feeling down.
❦ It gives me a whole a new perspective.
❦ It helps open my mind and help me understand things.
❦ It helps me find something positive in a negative situation.
❦ It just lifts me.
It may be short but i believe it still served its purpose.
These are just some of the things that this book did to me. I do hope it has the same effect on you. And aside fr ...more
Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal virtues of self-control, courage, justice and wisdom) is happiness, and it is our perception of things - rather than the things themsleves - that cause most of our trouble.
The three most essential parts of Stoic philoso ...more
What this book did do is to re-awaken my interest in stoicism and my desire to go back to the actual texts, which are much more thoughtful and profound, and hence significantly more delightful.
I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading it daily for years.
For those looking for deep dives rather than a daily dip, read Long's translation of Meditations (or Hays for a version that's like having the author put his hand on his shoulder and advise you, whil ...more
The Daily Stoic is an exercise guide, not a history of Stoicism. Its goal is to help you understand the three disciplines - percep ...more
However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, sometimes even on the days I would read them. It's rather a flexible and open-minded approach, it is often fitting to your current situation, or one you once found yourself in, your experiences, etc.
Lots of them helped me ...more
(What about those who drown ...and sink?). Well, well,...keep serene. And keep a diary.
(Be careful using BoJo's Stoic technique of negative visualisation)
We are all Stoics now... maybe:
(And Taoists too??)
"We are waves of the same sea, leaves of the same tree, flowers of the same garde ...more
This is great to walk your way through the stoic philosophy and practice its teaching every day with a new reflection, if you practice doing the exercise and start really questioning your life and the world around you can benefit in ALL AREAS of your life focusing on the really important stuff and get rid of superficiality.
I personally don't particularly see eye to eye with how the authors choose to implement the philosophy. Without getting to political, there is a typical "American" / neolibera ...more
It is a very good idea by Ryan Holiday – a daily sm ...more
For people who are very future-oriented like me, I think you’ll find that letting go of some of you ...more
Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it.
But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yesterday and yet experience a reversal today.
So what is the one thing that's completely in your control? Your mind. And because you control your mind, you control your choices.
Even so, the consequences of those choices are ou ...more
This is the first ‘daily wisdom’ book I have read. From 1 January to 31 December, I read each day’s entry. At times I fell 2 or 3 days behind, but almost never more than that. The habit held.
While I’m sceptical about th ...more
This book is probably meant for people who have never encountered Stoicism and would be a good start, but not for people already working towards Stoicism. Readers would do better to read Meditations or letters from a stoic instea ...more
I recommend it to everyone.