These words of Marcus Aurelius…(IM 855)

…. You can live your life right now; let that determine what you do, say and think. “See things for what they are… Do what you can… And endure and bear what you must.” “Objective judgement, now, at this very moment. Unselfish action, now, at this very moment. Willing acceptance—now, at this very moment—of all…

Lessons From The Modern Day Robin Hood (IM 922)

“The secret of all victories lies in organizing the non-obvious.” Marcus Aurelius Paul Tudor Jones, American billionaire hedge fund manager, the founder of Hedge fund, Tudor Investment Corporation, is known for building his fortune by making smart decisions. In the year 1987, when the US market went down by 22% in a single day (…

The Mindset We All Need (IM 916)

It is to meditate on the wrong and evil things that can happen in the future and prepare ourselves to become mentally and emotionally strong. It’s to be aware that bad things are inevitable. This is the mindset we all desperately need… We all try to pacify other people if something goes wrong to them…

Decision To Avoid Multiple Decisions (IM 912)

“You could live life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” –Marcus Aurelius There are some decisions which can be made to avoid various decisions. And I desperately need it… Our every decisions are based on what we see, experience and think which is shaped by what we do everyday….

Being Wrong Is Not Wrong (IM 911)

No one likes being wrong. It is the nature of humans. Once we ignore of being wrong then it becomes a habit. Habit then determines our character. Aristotle once said, habits become our “second nature”. The Ancient Greek Philosopher used to say: True wisdom requires the capacity to delight in being proven wrong. Epicurus said…

Nothing Surpasses Not knowing (IM 904)

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” ― Epictetus It might sound weird but not knowing is a great skills and nothing surpasses it. It is the inception of everything. Milan Kundera in his book The Unbearable Lightness of Being said: “The stupidity of people comes from having…

Kindness or Anger: What Is More Manly? (IM 902)

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one -Meditations, 10.16 These words written by Marcus Aurelius to himself about 2000 years ago still resonates today. What he meant by these words is-  it isn’t what we say that defines our character, it’s what we do. Today, in a society obsessed…

Psychological Resilience (IM 901)

It’s a psychological toughness. It’s an ability to mentally and emotionally recover from difficulties. It also enables us to withstand adversity and bounce back from it more strongly than before. The ancient philosopher from Epictetus to Seneca to Marcus Aurelius are the huge admirer of the resilience. Epictetus who was the slave once said, “You…

A Remainder We All Need (IM 899)

Memento Mori The ancient practice of meditating on mortality goes back to Socrates, who once said that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” One day we all die, that’s what we all have been told and that’s what we believe. But we are, in fact, dying everyday. We…

Procrastination: Our Real Vallain (IM 889)

Postponing anything is an ancient problem and it’s a human nature to delay anything. It stands in the way of reaching true potential. Seneca lamented, “No one has anything finished, because we have kept putting off into the future all our undertakings.” He further said: “Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: It…