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.

What Do You Have To Show For Your Years?

The Daily Stoic for December 21st, “What Do You Have To Show For Your Years?”. “Many times an old man has no other evidence besides his age to prove he has lived a long time.” —SENECA, ON TRANQUILITY OF MIND, 3.8b I’ve been alive for 38 years and 355 days. That’s 14234 days or 341.616 hours. Today’s daily stoic asks what do we have to…

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Fear The Fear Of Death

The Daily Stoic for December 20th, “Fear The Fear Of Death”. “Do you then ponder how the supreme of human evils, the surest mark of the base and cowardly, is not death, but the fear of death? I urge you to discipline yourself against such fear, direct all your thinking, exercises, and reading this way—and you will know the only path to human freedom.” —EPICTETUS,…

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Human Scale

The Daily Stoic for December 19th, “Human Scale”. “Think of the whole universe of matter and how small your share. Think about the expanse of time and how brief—almost momentary—the part marked for you. Think of the workings of fate and how infinitesimal your role.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 5.24 Yesterday I discussed how the whole world, everything that exists, the rest of the people on…

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What Comes To Us All

The Daily Stoic for December 18th, “What Comes To Us All”. “Both Alexander the Great and his mule-keeper were both brought to the same place by death—they were either received into the all-generative reason, or scattered among the atoms.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.24 I was discussing today with my partner how our society is becoming more and more unequal. We were at the “rich neighbor”…

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Know Thyself—Before It’s Too Late

The Daily Stoic for December 17th, “Know Thyself—Before It’s Too Late”. “Death lies heavy upon onewho, known exceedingly well by all,dies unknown to himself.” —SENECA, THYESTES, 400 Don’t wait. Know yourself. Before it’s impossibly late. Do we know ourselves as well as we think we do? Know Thyself—Before It’s Too Late When I lived with my family, they coined the phrase “Enough! Time for a…

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