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Cultivating self-awareness and self-reflection
Prioritizing and setting boundaries for self-care
Practicing mindfulness and presence
Complaining wastes your time and makes everyone that has to listen to it feel bad. So how about making it today’s mission to stop complaining?
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Meditations is available for free online, but usually, professional translations by a publisher in paperback format will help you engage with the book mor...
We’ve long deviated from this concept. To us, logic has become a much more mathematical concept.
1+1 = 2. That’s logic to us. But when a close family member unexpectedly dies , we don’t think that’s logical. It doesn’t ...
The word logic as we use it today originally stems from ancient Greek. The word “logos” means “reason” and to the stoics, it was the force of life.
Logos gives everything its form and its order. It flows through every plant, every tree, every building and every human being. It is th...
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Being an emperor in ancient Rome was a dangerous job. People tried to kill you, abduct you, stab you in the back and poison you at least once a week.
Marcus Aurelius believed that physical pain was part of logos’s big plan as well. He also suffered a lot of psychological pain in his lifeti...
Meditations by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was probably never meant to be published, but in 1558 someone at Heidelberg University in Germany decided...
Wow. For some of you this might all feel very abstract, but I can’t remember the last time I learned so much from a summary that’s this short (just 5 blinks). For books like these a Blinkist summary is the perfect intro, because it describes everything in plain words. As you can imagine, the orig...
If everything is exactly right the way it is, complaining becomes utterly useless then , doesn’t it?
There’s a saying I like:
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
You could’ve spent those 60 seconds laugh...
"Put an end once for all to this discussion of what a good man should be, and be one."
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Book Summary
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Whining about your problems always makes you feel worse. So if something is wrong, put the energy you would waste complaining into making the situation better.
Don't talk about what's wrong. Talk about how you'll make things better, even if that conversati...
Chris Hadfield has been to space three times. Yet no matter how hard he worked, it was always someone else’s decision to put him on a mission.
It makes sense to care what people think about you and your performance. So get feedback. Learn from it. Improve.
Everyone has their set of strengths & weaknesses. So, instead of fixating on your weaknesses, be proud of yourself for how hard you've been doing. If it's doable, work to weaknesses, but do not feel bad about having one. Remember, you're a human, not a robot.
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