A Stoic Idea Worth Tattooing On Your Body via @dailystoic

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


Eliminate the inessential


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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Come sit with me

I’m a lucky guy. I live in Michigan in an unincorporated area called Lake Michigan Beach. Days like yesterday make me think I’m really blessed to be here! Come and sit with me on this bench and we’ll count the waves together…

The Reason I’m Single via @maryspender

I’ve got no love for Miley Cyrus but I could listen to Mary Spender sing me the phone book!

The Last Dance

If you haven’t seen this in awhile, it’s to relive the greatnes. If you’ve never seen it what’s wrong with you?

Looking for peace?

May be an image of text that says '"Nowhere you can go is more peaceful more free of interruptions your own soul." MARCUS AURELIUS'

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Survey Reveals The #1 Quality That Makes A Man Worth Marrying

What’s the ‘one thing’?

The survey says “the vast majority of respondents agree that the number one quality that makes a man worth marrying is his ability to communicate, followed closely by honesty and reliability.”

Survey Reveals The #1 Quality That Makes A Man Worth Marrying | YourTango

Love and ‘limerance’

No, you’re not crazy. Source: The Reason You’re So Obsessed With Him Isn’t Love, It’s Limerence

Who is your master?

Source: Stoicism

How Stoics Deal With Loneliness

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

The Heart Of The Matter

I got the call today, I didn’t wanna hear

But I knew that it would come

An old true friend of ours was talkin’ on the phone

She said you found someone

And I thought of all the bad luck

And the struggles we went through

And how I lost me

And you lost you

What are these voices outside love’s open door

Make us throw off our contentment

And beg for something more?

But I’m learning to live without you now

But I miss you sometimes

The more I know, the less I understand

All the things I thought I knew

I’m learning again

Continue reading “The Heart Of The Matter”

The Art of Nurturing Self-Talk: How to Tell Yourself What You Need to Hear

Rita Loyd writes “by speaking to myself kindly, I am better able to practice unconditional self-love and make healthy choices for myself. Here’s how I do it.” Source: The Art of Nurturing Self-Talk: How to Tell Yourself What You Need to Hear

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.”

What Makes This Song Great? @rickbeato talks about one of the best love songs ever!

If you like a song and you haven’t heard Rick pull it apart have you really heard the song? Watch one video and see what I mean!

@rickbeato and the Professor of Rock on @U2

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 RAIN of Forgiveness via @TaraBrach

Meditation, Emotional Healing, and Spiritual Awakening from Tara Brach, PhD – Psychologist, Author, and Meditation Teacher. Source: The RAIN of Forgiveness – Tara Brach

No line on the horizon

I’ll never be as good as David Kanigan — the student has become the master. His ‘Cove Island Park’ series is unbeatable! In any case, I try to get down to Hagar Shore park to watch the sunset as often as I can. Today was a ‘no line on the horizon’ day where I really couldn’t tell where the lake ended and the horizon began.

The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.

Source: The Journey by Mary Oliver

The Idea Of Stoicism

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


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