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, MEDITATIONS, 3.14”

Today’s the last day of the Daily Stoic. The last daily stoic meditation. I’ve been following along for 365 days. Today’s passage asks us to move forward, leave the book and take action.

Get Active In Your Own Rescue

Church bells over fields
And hope in our heavy hearts.
Don’t just sit there, look outside
Leave the house far behind.
– Epic45.

So for me, it’s time to start applying stoicism from now on. I’ve been indeed doing that, not only by writing about it every day but by trying to consciously apply it to my life every day.

At the beginning, it was more of a rational exercise for me, but it turned to be something that has definitely had an influence in my life. I have learned a lot, and I have put in practice what I have learned.

I still don’t really relate 100% with all the Stoic teachings. Some of them still pose some problems for me. But overall, I’m glad I have embraced stoicism, and it’s something that will continue on being an integral part of my life from now on.

Conclusion

Today’s Daily Stoic, “Get Active In Your Own Rescue”, is the last stoic of the year. The last blog post. The last daily meditation. 

It’s been an amazing journey and, aptly enough, today’s stoic meditation asks us to take action, leave our books and start applying what we’ve learned in our daily lives.

If you’ve been following along with me, I would be glad to hear your thoughts. How has your journey been? Don’t hesitate to write a comment below and thanks for joining me during my stoic trip!

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