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u/aPinkFloyd · 14 pointsr/exmormon

Lots of love for you, here are some thoughts of mine...

  • it is a mistake to believe that you should be asking the question "What is the purpose of my life?" it's not a question you ask, IT IS A QUESTION YOU ANSWER! and you answer it by living your life as ONLY you can, having the adventure that is your life experience, discovering the magical miracle that is ONLY YOU in all of this vast universe!

  • After losing Mormonism and the understanding of the universe that goes with it, I find myself an atheist, which has made this little journey of life INFINITELY more precious to me. It's all and everything we have! (as far as we know).

  • I have pulled in many helpful, empowering, peaceful ideas from Buddhism, Philosophy, Science that has helped me start to form a new, optimistic, and amazingly open minded new world-view. I no longer have to believe anything that doesn't make sense, I get to believe only sweet things now, and that is SO nice.

    Here are some resources that I have been really grateful for on my journey, which I am 12 months into...

    The Obstacle is the Way

    The Daily Stoic this is my new "daily bible" I read a page every morning

    Secular Buddhism podcast

    Waking Up podcast

    End of Faith

    The Demon Haunted World

    Philosophize This! podcast OR Partially Examined Life podcast

    I wish you the very best in your journey, be patient with yourself, you have EVERY reason to be! Start filling your mind with powerful positive ideas, keep the ones that help you find your way, set aside the ones that don't.

    And remember, you are young and free and the possibilities of what your life can become are boundless!
u/youreallmeatanyway · 7 pointsr/TrueOffMyChest

> I am sorry that I have been such a mess the last few years.

Find a beginners book to the philosophy of Stoicism. Here is my favorite introduction to the subject.

I know that a philosophy book might not be what you want right now, but its clear your head is a mess; and its also clear that you want to improve.

Click the "Look Inside" button and see if what you read resonates with parts of you. Then buy it.

u/Gertex · 6 pointsr/technology

Almost 50 here as well. What really helped me was to do some reading on Stoicism. Reading this book ever morning after getting up really helped bring perspective into my life.

u/boptom · 5 pointsr/DotA2

I found The Daily Stoic to be a very easy introduction to Stoicism. Much more so than the classic texts.

It’s format is a daily quote eg from Marcus Aurelius and text explaining the quote.

I found the classic texts hard to read mainly due to the writing style. This book really helps with that.

u/guitarjt · 4 pointsr/Stoicism

you're gonna bitch about someone possibly stealing karma on a stoicism subreddit? you need to spend a lot more time here, maybe pick this up

u/stoicmettle · 4 pointsr/Stoicism

The Daily Stoic sounds like what you're looking for but its not just Meditations it has things from Seneca, Marcus and Epictetus primarily.
I like the translations in it, very easy to comprehend.

u/ChrisChatter · 3 pointsr/Stoicism

Ryan Holiday has a book, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. Not really calendar, but still does it by day, so "book-calender".

Here are some excerpts from "today" *(Not sure where you live, so...)***:

>“November 28th
>“If someone is slipping up, kindly correct them and point out what they missed. But if you can’t, blame yourself—or no one.”
>A good teacher knows that when a student is failing, the blame falls on the instructor, not the pupil. How much more generous and tolerant would we be if we could extend this understanding to other spheres in our life? To be able to see that if a friend is unreliable, maybe it’s because they don’t know what’s wrong or because we haven’t tried to help them fix their flaw. If an employee is underperforming, just talk to them or figure out if they’re lacking in support. If someone is being annoying, try talking to them about the problem with their behavior, or ask yourself: Why am I being so sensitive?
>And if this doesn’t work, try letting it go. It might be an isolated incident anyway.”


>“November 29th
>“Don’t lament this and don’t get agitated.”
>There’s that feeling we get when something happens: It’s all over now. All is lost. What follows are complaints and pity and misery—the impotent struggle against something that’s already occurred.
>Why bother? We have no idea what the future holds. We have no idea what’s coming up around the bend. It could be more problems, or this could be the darkness before the dawn.
>If we’re Stoic, there is one thing we can be sure of: whatever happens, we’re going to be OK.”

You can check out u/Stoic_MOTD — no means a calendar either, but trying to do a quote a day. Here is a link to today's [HERE]

u/dat_db_doe · 3 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

It's not specifically related to relationships, but I have The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living on my night stand and read the daily passage each morning. (I've also branched out to reading Seneca and Marcus Aurelius) I like that it only takes about 5 minutes each morning and it's helped redefine the way I think about the challenges I have to deal with in life, including the DB. Specifically, it's helped me to focus my mental energy things I can directly control and not dwell on things that are not in my control.

u/whosemoralsarelastix · 3 pointsr/Divorce

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

u/irunthemile · 3 pointsr/Stoicism

I have seen incredible change. I started using Ryan Holiday's The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance and the Art of Living as a journal prompt. Not everyday is relevant, but it has become an important part of my nightly ritual. I have recently added Deng Ming-Dao's 365 Tao: Daily Meditations to my routine.

Soon after getting involved with stoic thought, I made a New Year's resolution to stop swearing. I did it because I realized a lot of my negative traits were tied up with how I spoke to the world. My swearing worsened my agitation and led to poor interactions. Swearing cheapened me, and I can see now my anger was often directed at things I cannot change. I was angry at things I could not change, and that only made me more angry.

I have a simple example from this month. My town sewer line backed up and flooded my basement with sewage. It sucked. But I didn't get angry. I dealt with it. I called the town and they fixed the issue. The insurance company paid me. It has been a lot of work, but some good has come of it, too. I have discarded many things I do not need. My life is simpler now. And I have seen what good friends I have who came to help.

u/once_profane · 3 pointsr/Stoicism

I'm glad it was helpful. I can't take all the credit, its my rendition from today's Daily Stoic Meditation which you can buy here

u/GreenWizard2 · 3 pointsr/Stoicism

Difficult to beat u/runeaway will all the resources in his response. A lot of helpful stuff in there.

Perhaps some anecdotal examples from my personal practices will give you some insight. I started a journal a few months ago and keep it pretty simple.

Every morning I read a section from a classic Stoic text such as Meditations, The Enchiridion, Seneca's letter's, etc... and try to write out what the text is saying in my own words along with any additional notes I feel are important, usually in bullet point format. The Daily Stoic is helpful for this since it has a quote for every day of the year.

I then follow up by asking myself "What did I do well yesterday? What did I do poorly?" and write out my responses. This allows me to reflect on the day before to see if I am acting in line with my ideals.
Usually only takes me about 15 - 20 minutes to complete this exercise so it is not difficult to keep up with.

Also, it is not necessarily a Stoic practice, but a few individuals here including myself like to engage in some form of mindfulness meditation. I personally do 5 - 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation sitting in a chair after writing in my journal.

After that I like to do about 10 minutes of quick exercises (a form of practicing discomfort).

Then it is off to work. On the commute I typically do some form of negative visualization of the day ahead.

Hope you found that somewhat insightful. Best of luck to you in your everyday practices!

u/suckmywakelol · 2 pointsr/howtonotgiveafuck

I'm currently going through this book which features both of them. Check it out if you haven't already.

u/CodeNewfie · 2 pointsr/malementalhealth

I'll also suggest books on Stoicism and Philosophy. However, before you jump right into the ancient/classical wisdom I'd recommend a modern introduction to introduce and help digest the principles.

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine.

Then - Move onto Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and the rest. A great way to embrace stoic ideas daily is The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Also, strong recommendations for:

u/caversluis · 2 pointsr/Stoicism

I am currently reading the book below ...

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

I can highly recommend it.

u/VirgoStarcluster · 2 pointsr/NoFap

It's a book with quotes from Stoic philosophers and commentary, in the form of a daily devotional. It's excellent material for addicts.

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

u/cleanthes_conscious · 2 pointsr/marriedredpill

>is this a book or an email gig?

It's a book

u/a_dev_has_no_name · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

" I want to stop showing my emotions to others. "
That's not what being a stoic is about. ( as others have suggested )


"The Daily Stoic" is my current favorite book of lessons to be learned from the stoics and it's super easy to read.

u/TsaristMustache · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I’ll assume you read Holidays Daily Stoic
If not, i would suggest that. If you have read it, try reading the actual Stoic philosophers. Maybe Seneca specifically.

u/RV_Camping_Nightmare · 1 pointr/Stoicism

I agree with /u/emof - get a modern book that gives context. I like:

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

u/martybell · 1 pointr/GetMotivated

This is a wonderful and relevant book by Ryan Holiday: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

u/laowik · 1 pointr/NoFap

Already on a 5-day streak and don't plan on stopping at all. Probably the next time I'll fap is maybe in 10-20 years for fun. But anyway, a little bit of myself and why I'm doing this.

A while ago I purchased a book called The Daily Stoic which gives daily quotes on how to live life in accordance to Stoicism philosophy. I've always wanted to become a Stoic and so I quickly picked up this book with almost no hesitation.

Every page begins with a quote from a Stoic philosopher e.g. Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Seneca, etc.

It wasn't until I came to the quote of February 13th, Pleasure Can Become Punishment, when I was really struck:

"Whenever you get an impression of some pleasure, as with any impression, guard yourself from being carried away by it, let it await your action, give yourself a pause. After that, bring to mind both times, first when you have enjoyed the pleasure and later when you will regret it and hate yourself. Then compare to those the joy and satisfaction you’d feel for abstaining altogether. However, if a seemingly appropriate time arises to act on it, don’t be overcome by its comfort, pleasantness and allure - but against all of this, how much better the consciousness of conquering it.

~Epictetus, Enchiridion, 34

After reading this particular quote, I suddenly reflected back on the days I would jack off and realised that I was not a very energetic person. I also came to realise that I was not reaching my full potential as a student and I could not get in the university that I truly wanted. Then I suddenly thought of another thing: there's a subreddit called NoFap.

I went on my computer and read about as much as I could on NoFap. Once I began to find out about the benefits of NoFap was when I soon started to see how all of this made sense. I was drained of energy, tired all the time, had trouble getting up in the morning, had minor social awkwardness, barely studied eventhough I knew I had to, received sort of mediocre grades, among many other things that I felt was wrong with me. I decided at that point that fapping was the main culprit of most if not all of my life's problems and decided to abstain from PMO altogether.

Note that everything I've said above was during my holidays. Later towards the end of this month, I'll be joining a new college with another chance to enter the university of my choice which I previously failed to. I'm gonna have a better social life there and I'll have much more energy to study and become a better person in general.

I've relapsed twice so far and 5 days ago was the last one for as long as I live.

That's why I'm here.

u/needz · 1 pointr/Mindfulness

If you enjoyed that book, you should look into more books on Stoicism. I really enjoyed this one and this one

u/world_citizen7 · 1 pointr/Advice

First of all, love the you that you are. This is how you are currently wired, accept that and accept yourself. This doesnt mean you dont make an effort to improve, it just means dont think you are 'broken' right now. Based on your description, it sounds like you could benefit from learning and practicing Stoicism. Look at this book and read the excerpts on amazon:


I want you to really focus on self love/self respect (the core of what it means to be confident and secure with yourself). We must understand that as humans we can NEVER be perfect, so therefore perfection should never be the benchmark for our worthiness. Learning from mistakes is the only way that we can evolve our souls. Feeling a lack of worthiness will only result in self sabotage. While feeling worthy and deserving will attract good circumstances and happiness.

You can do this because your life is sooooo with it :)

u/Sarzan · 1 pointr/TheRedPill

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday is also a great resource on stoicism and life lessons. I listen to it often for all the great material within.

u/grayson_gregory · 1 pointr/Coachella

Right on! Glad you like it. I really enjoy Aubrey Marcus's podcast and I take away a lot of life lessons from him and his guests. I have not heard the Shane Mauss episode yet, but I have now downloaded it and will check it out tomorrow.
Knowing that you liked that podcast... I would definitely recommend his podcast(s) with Ryan Holliday. He's written such books as Ego is the Enemy and the Daily Stoic and he is a really knowledgeable guy.
You should also check out the live DTFH podcast with Aubrey and Duncan that they did in NY back in January.
Lastly, if you've never checked out Aubrey on JRE, I'd go back and listen to all of those. He's probably been on there 6 or 7 times, and 90% of those are after he's returned from Peru and is essentially giving trip reports after spending days in the jungle doing Ayahuasca, Huachuma, Ibogaine etc...
I haven't listened to the Burning Man episode since it was first released, so I'm not sure about the "wind up toy" but I was planning on re-listening to it this week. So if it rings any bells, I'll definitely let you know.
Hope these recommendations help!

u/CryptoHiRoller · 1 pointr/Petioles

i feel you. weed, fap, munchies, video games - in that order, is my favorite thing to do. it's amazing, but you gotta have it under control. limit yourself to what you feel is acceptable. i think this book will help you: the daily stoic by ryan holiday

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living