16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did and she had a wonderful day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. "H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." So she did and she had a grand day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. "Well," she said. "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did and she had a fun, fun day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head....
"YEAH!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"
Daily touch of inspirations
January 8th: Seeing our Addictions
Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom Perseverance and Art of Living
Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom.
Ask yourself the following first thing in the morning :What am I lacking in attaining freedom from passion? :What for tranquility? :What am I? A mere body, estate-holder, or reputation? None of these things. :What then? A rational being. :What then is demanded of me? Meditate on your actions. :How did I steer away from serenity? :What did I do that was unfriendly, unsocial, or uncaring? :What did I fail to do in all these things?
—Epictetus, Discourses, 4.6.34-35
Daily Touch of Inspirations
July 6th: Rise and shine
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living