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…

A Mile Wide and An Inch Deep (IM 905)

I came with a quote by Steven Pressfield from book “Tribe Of Mentors” written by Tim Ferriss (See here to check my readings from 2020) And it goes: “The disease of our time is that we live on the surface. We are like the Platte River, a mile wide and an inch deep.” This makes…

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…

A Letter To Future Self (IM 903)

We write a letter to our past selves expressing our feelings towards the decision we made in past. It’s metaphorical. Its easy to blame our past decision for the result we get. The question is: What would you say to your future self? And how would you feel when you read that letter in a…

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…

Equilibrium (IM 900)

Every condition reverses itself and it tries to become normal. That’s universal. This equanimity and balance holds true in almost every aspects of the life. What increases will fall back and what downgrades will upgrade to become normal. Every losses has some kind of gains and every gains come with some losses.  As a saying…

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…