I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. I’m a book junkie!
I couldn’t wait to go to school to learn how to read and every night I would go home and tell my mother “tomorrow I will be reading, tomorrow I will be reading”.
As much as I had no interest in numbers and calculations (still not!), I was fascinated by words and eager to decipher them.
I loved participating in the reading competition organized by the primary school teacher, and I was winning. Yes… it is the great pride of my life! Don’t make fun! Some people are proud because they are Olympic champions, others because they bake extraordinary cakes, and I am proud because at the age of 10 I won the reading competition. (And, if I am honest, I think I won because I was the only one actually reading the book!)
Anyway, I could write a novel about my interest in books, but I’ll try for once to be more concise.
I came across a book called The Daily Stoic. 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. It is written by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.
The Daily Stoic is a sort of quote roundup from several stoic philosophers like Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and the like.
As the title suggests, this book aims to provide daily lessons about personal growth, life, mindfulness. There is one lesson per day, one lesson per page.
Each page starts with a quote from a stoic philosopher with a small paragraph below providing an analysis of the quote.
Every page has a given date (i.e: Apr 22nd), and every month has a theme (for example, April’s theme is Unbiased Thought).
I love this book, I read my page every morning after my yoga session.
It’s a short reading, but the few lines are enough food for thought. I love the format of these small daily readings and the extracts provided.
Just try and let me know!