Daily Touch of Inspirations
October 25th: Two tasks
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Too much safety is dangerous for your well being
Ernie Zelinski, 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day
proclaimed American diplomat and writer Eleanor Roosevelt.
A Good friend is much cheaper than therapy- and ten times as helpful
101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day, Year-by-Year by Ernie Zelinski
according to research cited in a recent cover story in Psychology Today magazine. This indeed, is something to ponder seriously. To repeat, people actually experience greater joy while spending time with their friends than while spending time with their children or their mates. This should give you an idea of the value of friendship.
The next time you feel yourself getting high and mighty — or conversely, feeling low and inferior — just remember, we all end up the same way. In death, no one is better , no one is worse. All our stories have the same finale.
— Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance and Art of Living —
The Law of Pure Potentiality Part 2
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Power based on object-referral, however, is false power. Being ego-based power, it lasts only as long as the object of reference is there. If you have a certain title - if you're the president of the country of the chairman of a corporation - or if you have a lot of money, the power you enjoy goes with the title, with the job, with the money. Ego-based power will only last as long as those things last. As soon as the title, the job, the money go away, so does the power.
That's why the philosophers warn us not to be satisfied with mere learning but to add practice and then training. For as time passes we forget what we learned and end up doing the opposite, and hold opinions the opposite of what we should.
—Epictetus, Discourses, 2.9.13-14 (resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom