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Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living | Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
From the team that brought you The Obstacle is The Way and Ego is The Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations. Why have history's greatest minds from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well."
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Chrissyreadit
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This book supports and inspires me all the time! My daughter and I read the days page together when we can, at least a couple days a week- and todays was so relevant and insightful! I highly recommend this book.

SW-T I have this on my TBR. I‘m getting closer to reading it and looking forward to it! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit
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CoverToCoverGirl Thanks for keeping us inspired! 😊 3mo
BookwormAHN Good one 💜 3mo
britt_brooke 🙌🏻😙 3mo
wanderinglynn Great quote! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Josuo
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Hmmm. Even my vitamins seem to think I could use a change of material. What should I read today?

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Chrissyreadit
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Because of a post by @catiewithac I had to look up Verso. And so glad I did! This pic made me snort.

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speljamr
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Now that the driveway is clear it's time for some eggs, garlic tuscan toast, and catching up on some stoic wisdom.

#BookNBreakfast

rmaclean4 What do you think of the book? 7mo
Moony It looks tatsy. I love simple food. 7mo
Bookwomble @rmaclean4 I started reading it last year and baulked at the author's neoliberal interpretation of Stoic philosophy. Didn't get past the first week of January! 7mo
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speljamr @rmaclean4 It's a simple book with one quote to think about each day. I'm behind a couple days, thus catching up. Most of it is practical advice on one's mindset. 7mo
rmaclean4 @speljamr thanks...do you think you will stick with it for the year? 7mo
speljamr @rmaclean4 Yes, I will. 7mo
Redwritinghood I‘m reading this one right now, too. I like having something short to read each morning. 7mo
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kuhkuhbird
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So...I'm paraphrasing Aurelius' original quote but text is true. This rings particularly true for my life right now. The struggle is real.

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BookBabe
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Oh yeah, so then @MrBook insisted on treating me to dessert on this frigid and windy evening: New York cheesecake drizzled with raspberry syrup, and a cup of coffee. MMMmmm, that was yummy! 😋Happy reads & happy eats! #BookNDessert

FeastOfFiction I wish my husband wanted to go to a restaurant, eat dessert, and read! 7mo
JenReadsAlot Yum! 7mo
Cinfhen That looks yummy 😍 7mo
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! I was feeling a little overwhelmed after visiting my mom in the care home with my family, so @MrBook took me out for dinner to cheer me up and help me unwind! Broiled salmon with oil & garlic capellini, paired with a delicious Pinot Noir. (I haven‘t yet found a white wine I really love.) Anyway, it worked...I‘m officially cheered and unwound! 😊 Happy reads & happy eats!

MrBook 😍😍😍 7mo
Abailliekaras Wonderful! Love your book n dinners. 😋 Hope your mother is ok. 7mo
inthegreensandblues Sorry you had a rough day. This dinner looks amazing though. I love salmon. 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love and hugs 🤗❤️ 7mo
LazyDays How sweet🤗💛 7mo
JennyM Much love to you and your family. The transition to a care facility is hard for everyone. Go gently with yourself. 😘 7mo
TrishB Hope it helped. 💜 7mo
8little_paws Looks like a lovely night. Sorry about your mom :( 7mo
LiteraryinLititz Sending love 💜 7mo
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 7mo
Elizabeth2 It‘s so important to take care of yourself when going through what you are going through. You‘ve had a loss and your mom is facing a medical crisis. Grieving is physical and takes a toll. I‘m glad you have a partner who knows what you need. Someone gave me this advice when I was in a similar situation (in the same month my dad had a major heart attack & my mom passed after a battle w/cancer): Be kind to yourself, always. ❤️ 7mo
NovelGirl82 I'm so sorry that you're going through so much. I'm glad that you have a caring partner to be there for you. Take time for yourself. I had the same problem with reds, myself, and only recently started finding some that I enjoy. Maybe try a dryer Pinot Grigio? 7mo
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
JSW Good food and good company helps most things. 😘❤️ 7mo
SamanthaMarie What a gift to be known well ♡♡ sorry for yours and your family's difficult time and transition. Lots of love sent your way ♡ 7mo
BookBabe Aww, thanks you guys, you‘re all so kind. Big hugs to you all! 🤗 ❤️ 7mo
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PacingTheCage
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Starting a new journey this year....

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BookwormKasi
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This journal with stoic leanings is hepful

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RavenLovelyReads
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Coffee and a Stoic meditation. #grateful30 #routine #gratitude30

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Chrissyreadit
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#wisdom #gratitude30
I love this book. I read it with my children, one meditation per day.

LitLogophile I feel that I need this 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wow what a great way to bond! 👍🏼❤️❤️ 9mo
Faibka Yes! Really cool 9mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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Chrissyreadit
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PurpleyPumpkin Argh, me too! There‘s just not enough time in a day. 10mo
Joanne1 Me too. Especially the books and thoughts. Both end up invading my sleeping hours!! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ so true!!! 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Same here!! 10mo
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speljamr
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A gentle reminder this morning to not expect everything to always be as I want it. To roll with what is.

#stoicism #stoic

BibliophileArtichoke More of this! 13mo
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speljamr
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The one Amazon Prime Day purchase I made. Looks like it's time to start reading a new one each day for the next year.

#stoic #stoicism

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Aakashmaan
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details.
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Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #litsywelcomewagon 1y
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PJPeski
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My daily dose of stoicism is summed up nicely as “where ever you go, there you are.”

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CatchMyBookBreath
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12daysofbookstagram #day11#bibilophile life. This book does serve as a book I want to read but I thought it worked better answering *why* I read.📕 For me, a reader's life is to not only for pleasure but to grow. Reading shows me thoughts and beliefs outside of my normal social bubble.
I look for books that lay out a path which helps me live a better life: it's my job to take the steps people before me have already discovered. 👣

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Faibka
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Happy last day of the month, hope everyone is doing good! 💕📚

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Faibka
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Happy Tuesday :)

Anna40 Same to you! 3y
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Faibka
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Now this is the proper way to learn about Stoic philosophy. Cheers! 🍻

#booksandbrews

Faibka #perfectpairing this beer is surprisingly good, Marcus Aurelius would approve 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 wonderful! 🍻 3y
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Faibka
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A quick read before heading out for work!

Laura317 Good advice! 3y
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Faibka
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"It's not at all that we have too short a time to live, but that we squander a great deal of it. Life is long enough, and it's given in sufficient measure to do many great things if we spend it well. But when it's poured down the drain of luxury and neglect, when it's employed to no good end, we're finally driven to see that it has passed by before we even recognized it passing. And so it is -we don't receive a short life, we make it so." Seneca

vivastory Wonderful quote. Very true. 3y
Faibka @vivastory I'm glad you liked it! I'm loving that I can read one everyday. The full work from which this quote was taken is well worth the read, 3y
Tanzy13 🐱 3y
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Faibka
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Today's daily dose of wisdom!

Suet624 I really have to find this book. 3y
Faibka @Suet624 I hope you check it out! It's nice to read a bit of wisdom every day 😃 3y
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Faibka
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Good morning Littens! Hope you're all having a wonderful day 😊💕

Dragon Thanks, hope you have a happy day too! 🐉 3y
Laura317 Right back at ya! 😎 3y
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Desha Still loving this book...still waiting on my wish list though! 😥 Such great quotes! ❤️ Happy day to you too!! 😍😍❤️ 3y
Suet624 I want this book!!!! 3y
Faibka @Desha @suet624 Great! I'm enjoying reading a bit of wisdom every day! So much so I got it on audio too so I can listen to it on my commute 😊 3y
Desha ☺️😍❤️📚 3y
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Faibka
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"It's better to conquer grief than to deceive it"
Seneca

#stoiccat
#catsoflitsy
#petsoflitsy
#kittenlitten

Suzze 🐱🐱🐱💕💕 3y
LauraBeth Awwww 😻 3y
Hobbinol So beautiful that cat! 3y
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Faibka
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Today's words of wisdom :) Happy morning Littens!

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Faibka
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"There is one thing and only one thing that causes unhappiness. The name of that thing is attachment"
"...our attachments are what make it so hard to accept change. Once we have them, we don't want to let go."

What about attachment to books? ?

Amandajoy I think there's a book loophole. I would argue the attachment is more toward the story itself rather than the physical book. 3y
Faibka @Amandajoy that's a good way to look at it 😃 3y
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Faibka
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Final quote of the day...

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Faibka
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Reading some ancient wisdom while waiting at the car wash

Desha Really good wisdom there!🤔📚❤️ 3y
Faibka @Desha Yes! I'm reading an excerpt every day so it will be a year long read! 😆 I don't mind it because I can reflect on what I read during the day 3y
Desha I like that idea! This book is on my TBR list now because of you! 😜😍❤️ 3y
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Faibka @Desha Awesome! 😁 I have quite a few added from your recommendations as well! 😉 Since joining Litsy my TBR has grown exponentially 😅📚📚📚By the way I just received The Kingdom, so excited! 😄 3y
Desha Yay! You will be able to read it quickly! ☺️ I'm just starting History of Japan! 😊😍 3y
Faibka @Desha Great!! Need to also start that one! 😳😆 oh so many good books... 3y
Desha Lol...we need more time!! 😜📚❤️ 3y
Faibka @Desha Exactly! More time and book shelves! 😅😂 📚📚📚 3y
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Faibka
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On the move! Books and yarn! 😄
#onthego

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Faibka @fern A blanket 😊 though weather is still hot here 3y
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Mike928
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Before I enter the electronic world, a little bit of time with paper and some old school folks that knew a thing or two.

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Faibka
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Do you also carry a bunch of books with you at all times just in case you get a moment to read? 🤓

CherylDeFranceschi Of course! 3y
JulietteGF Yes, definitely ;) 3y
Sparkpuppypup Obvi. ☺️ 3y
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MrBook Nice pic! 3y
Faibka @MrBook Thanks! 😊 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 always! 😊 3y
Desha ALWAYS!!! Lol 📚📚📚📚📚 3y
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Faibka
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On today's wisdom note: Character more important than credentials.

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Faibka
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Somebody is interfering with my reading time! 😸 #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

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Faibka
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So, I decided to incorporate some ancient wisdom into my day and this looks like the perfect opportunity! Featuring daily quotes from Stoic philosophers (and one emperor :)) on topics such as kindness, fortitude, awareness, resilience, joy, etc. Each quote is followed by a brief commentary by Ryan Holiday ("The Obstacle is the Way") so good so far.

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