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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.

Everlasting Good Health

The Daily Stoic for December 16th, “Everlasting Good Health”. “I tell you, you only have to learn to live like the healthy person does . . . living with complete confidence. What confidence? The only one worth holding, in what is trustworthy, unhindered, and can’t be taken away—your own reasoned choice.” —EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 3.26.23b–24 The point of today’s stoic meditation is that our reasoned choice is the only…

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A Simple Way To Measure Our Days

The Daily Stoic for December 15th, “A Simple Way To Measure Our Days”. “This is the mark of perfection of character—to spend each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, laziness, or any pretending.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 7.69 Perfection is a topic that’s been discussed a lot in the daily stoic. Despite the Instagram society we live in, it’s not only something unrealistic,…

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What We Should Know By The End

The Daily Stoic for December 14th, “What We Should Know By The End”. “Soon you will die, and still you aren’t sincere, undisturbed, or free from suspicion that external things can harm you, nor are you gracious to all, knowing that wisdom and acting justly are one and the same.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 4.37 There’s this famous cliché of the old, dying man, on his…

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It’s Just A Number

The Daily Stoic for December 13th, “It’s Just A Number”. “You aren’t bothered, are you, because you weigh a certain amount and not twice as much? So why get worked up that you’ve been given a certain lifespan and not more? Just as you are satisfied with your normal weight, so you should be with the time you’ve been given.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.49 I’m…

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The Beat Goes On

The Daily Stoic for December 12th, “The Beat Goes On”. “Walk the long gallery of the past, of empires and kingdoms succeeding each other without number. And you can also see the future, for surely it will be exactly the same, unable to deviate from the present rhythm. It’s all one whether we’ve experienced forty years or an aeon. What more is there to see?”…

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