Today’s read (IM 841)

Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine gave away his 68 advices in his 68th birthday as 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice which¬† find very helpful. Some of my favorites are: ¬†Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even offend you. See if you can find the truth in what…

Fear never beginning to live (IM 840)

This words from Book 12 of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius always inspires me to be patient and to live the present moment: Everything you are trying to reach – by taking any long rounds, you can have it right now, right this moment, if you’d only stop thwarting your own attempts, if you’d let go…

What we choose (IM 839)

Choosing is predetermined whether we are aware or not. There is always a connection between what we choose and why we choose. We choose optimism over pessimism for some reason. We choose justice over injustice. We choose kindness over meanness. Likewise, we choose patience over impatience. All of our choice is predetermined by our character.

There is one thing you must do (IM 835)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book “The Black Swan“, wrote the following, which I find very insightful: “There is one thing in this world you must never forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will…

Run. Run. Run (IM 832)

One of the best therapies I’ve discovered for me is running. My goal of running is not to maintain physical fitness or gain something but just to run. After all, at the end, all those come as a by products. The clearance of the mind, the illuminance of the imagination and the resonance of the…

Nature’s job (IM 831)

Marcus Aurelius, in his book “Meditations” said that the nature’s job is to shift things elsewhere, transform them, pick them up and move them here and there. It’s job is to make constant change. There is nothing new happening here. Everything is related and familiar. The good of one people is bad for another and…

Never ending circle (IM 830)

There is a saying that goes, ” For everything you gain you lose something and for everything you lose you gain something.” This has been so true in my life. And today is the day that best resembles this quote. There is something positive in my way forward for the thing that I lost. This…

Non-linearities (IM 827)

The most tragic thing is that the world is more nonlinear than we think and it can not be expressed or described in a words. With linearities, everything seems clear and constant. An increase a variable will increase the result. for example: an increase in investment will increase the rate of return, a 10 percent…

A moral character (IM 822)

It is so important to understand our moral character and acknowledge that it has its epitome. The ancients Roman philosophy calls this epitome as perfection of moral character. Marcus Aurelius said that the perfection of moral character is to live everyday as the last day, without frenzy or sloth or pretense. He said that if…

Resolutions don’t work… (IM 821)

Habits and systems do… Most of us are stuck on short-term urgency that we forget about out long-term system. Work is the series of urgencies; these urgencies make up to the long-term system. Most of us are focused on these urgencies not realizing that they’re piling up to determine the long-term system. Things appear to…