Browsing Category Daily Stoic

In 2018, I started reading this book: The Daily Stoic. It contains 366  short meditations on wisdom, perseverance, and the art of living, one for every day of the year. I decided to write a short post about my thoughts, and feelings on every passage, as a way of commitment.

You are welcome to follow along and share your own thoughts. I will post one short mini-article every day, so you can visit this page or follow me on Twitter to stay up to date.

Ready? Let’s begin with the first meditation of the book:  January the 1st.

Get Active In Your Own Rescue

The Daily Stoic for December 31st, “Get Active In Your Own Rescue”. “Stop wandering about! You aren’t likely to read your own notebooks, or ancient histories, or the anthologies you’ve collected to enjoy in your old age. Get busy with life’s purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue—if you care for yourself at all—and do it while you can. —MARCUS AURELIUS,…

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Taking The Bite Out Of It

The Daily Stoic for December 30th, “Taking The Bite Out Of It”. “To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden. —SENECA, HERCULES OETAEUS, 231–232” Today’s stoic meditation talks again about this formula for being able to face any adversity, from small daily grievances to death: the calm, reasoned mind. As I have not yet reached that point of stoicism,…

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Give Thanks

The Daily Stoic for December 29th, “Give Thanks”. “In all things we should try to make ourselves be as grateful as possible. For gratitude is a good thing for ourselves, in a manner in which justice, commonly held to belong to others, is not. Gratitude pays itself back in large measure. —SENECA, MORAL LETTERS, 81.19” Today, a stranger opened a door to let me in…

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On Being Remembered

The Daily Stoic for December 28th, “On Being Remembered”. “Everything lasts for a day, the one who remembers and the remembered.” We all want to be remembered. In my mind, that can be traced back to our animal instincts. Our desire to transcend -by means of our descendants- is nothing more than a desire of leaving a mark on this earth. Being remembered, long after…

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Don’t Let Your Soul Go First

The Daily Stoic for December 27th, “Don’t Let Your Soul Go First”. “It’s a disgrace in this life when the soul surrenders first while the body refuses to.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.29 Do you run? If you do, you probably know that the mind -especially at the beginning- is weaker than the body. When you are running, it gets to a point, sooner or later,…

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