Perseverance: 7 Stoic Lessons on How To Keep Going

Ryan Holiday writes The question of why and how we are supposed to live has been contemplated for centuries.  Absurdist Albert Camus wrote that life is like the Sisyphean task of pushing a boulder up a mountain for all of eternity. Existence itself, in other words, is persevering. Camus writes, “One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”  So, how do we persevere well? How do we persevere happily?  Go to the source: Perseverance: 7 Stoic Lessons on How To Keep Going

Why Indifference is Power; Priceless Benefits of Being Indifferent

How Stoics Find Balance In Their Life

Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Therapy

Six ways to harness the power of stoicism and cognitive behavioral therapy. Source: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Therapy

Control

A Stoic Idea Worth Tattooing On Your Body via @dailystoic

Don’t ask me what you should do, ask how to be made adaptable.

Epictetus

Eliminate the inessential

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Lesson #3 from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Eliminate the Inessential. Most of what we do is not essential. Most of it is instinctual or it was foisted on us by someone else. Most of it isn’t actually working for us. We might be better and happier if we changed. We might have more tranquility if we did less, as Marcus said. This is the 3rd video in the @dailystoic series where Ryan Holiday breaks down applicable life lessons from his years of reading and studying Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Follow @dailystoic to make sure you don’t miss one of the powerful lessons. #dailystoic #stoicism #marcusaurelius #philosophy #meditations #lifelessons #improvement

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Looking for peace?

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Who is your master?

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How Stoics Deal With Loneliness

Until you learn to love yourself that door is locked to someone else…

Seneca’s Most Powerful Quotes

Ryan Holiday says “One thing that stands out from Seneca is that he is one of the most enjoyable and readable of all ancient philosophers. Part of it was due to the fact that his most notable works came in the form of letters. Two of the most popular include On the Shortness of Life and Letters from a Stoic.”

It’s not necessary to have an opinion

“We have the power to hold no opinion about a thing and to not let it upset our state of mind—for things have no natural power to shape our judgments.” MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.52

Holiday, Ryan, Hanselman, Stephen. The Daily Stoic (p. 49). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

The Idea Of Stoicism

Courage, temperance, justice, wisdom. We don’t control what happens, but we can mitigate our response…

 

Why Stoicism Is More Relevant Than You Might Think

Good read! “The notions that Stoicism is only for times of great difficulty, or that Stoics repress emotions, are two of the most common myths about Stoicism, as properly understood. Many people confuse Stoicism, the philosophy (upper-case S) with stoicism (lower-case s), or having a “stiff upper lip.” In this post I will describe the 3 pillars of real Stoicism, as opposed to fake or lower-case s stoicism. I hope that you will agree that Stoicism is well worth consideration, alongside other practices such as mindfulness and exercise, as part of a good mental health regime, to help us be happier, and to become better versions of ourselves.” Source: Why Stoicism Is More Relevant Than You Might Think | Psychology Today

When Life Hurts, Care Less About It: The Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Inspired Resolutions via @JordanFScotti

Creating meaningful, lasting change in the new year. Source: Inspired Resolutions

The Happy Overlap Between Stoicism and Buddhism via @JordanFScotti

These happiness tips have stood the test of time. Source: The Happy Overlap Between Stoicism and Buddhism

7 Ancient Stoic Tenets To Keep In Mind Today And Every Day

Could some ancient and obscure pages—the private diaries of one of Rome’s greatest emperors (Marcus Aurelius), the personal letters of one of Rome’s best playwrights and wisest power brokers (Seneca), the lectures of a former slave and exile, turned influential teacher (Epictetus)—really contain anything relevant to modern life? The answer, it turns out, is yes. Source: 7 Ancient Stoic Tenets To Keep In Mind Today And Every Day

The tenets are:

Memento Mori: Live each day as if it were your last

Amor Fati: Love what is as if you had chosen it

Premeditatio Malorum: Prepare for the worst case scenario

Sympatheia: Think often on the mutual interdependence of all things

Summum Bonum: Think always of the highest good

The impediment to action advances action; what stands in the way becomes the way

Ego is the enemy..

The 16 Greatest Lessons From 16 Years With Marcus Aurelius

Ryan Holiday writes “I was 19 years old when I purchased my first copy of Meditations. Here are 16 Stoic lessons I learned from over 100 readings of the classic”. Go to the source: The 16 Greatest Lessons From 16 Years With Marcus Aurelius

How Your “Locus of Control” Affects Your Life

Learn how to manage your locus of control to your benefit. Source: How Your “Locus of Control” Affects Your Life

Bonus: consider these thoughts from the stoics…

The Virtue That Made Marcus Aurelius So Great

Ryan Holiday writes: “Marcus Aurelius did not come out of the womb a leader. Nor was he an emperor ‘by blood.’ In fact, when first told he was to be king, he wept—thinking of all the bad and failed kings of history. So how did he get from there to philosopher king? Book 1 of Meditations shows us. The first ten percent of the book—Debts and Lessons—thanks people who groomed him into one of history’s greatest leaders. He knew it—without his philosophy teachers and rhetoric teachers and, most importantly, his mentor Antoninus Pius, he wouldn’t have became who he became. In this video Ryan Holiday recounts one of the greatest stories in human history and talks about how Antoninus Pius taught Marcus Aurelius the most important virtue of all.”

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