Ep 21 - Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor Stoic philosopher. Finding courage for a better life.


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I’ve heard about Stoic philosophy from Tim Ferris and Darren Brown, but never actually looked into it until this week, where I just finished reading How to be like a Roman Emperor from Marcus Aurelius written by Donald Robertson. Oh boy, I can not wait to read it again. It’s full of great life advice, that speaks so true still in today’s world. The fast that Marcus and other poeple of their time like Socrates, already worked it all out for us, and I’m asshamed to say at only 39 years of age, I finally understand what they were sharing with the world. You would think what they wrote would not apply to us in the 21st century, well I couldn’t be more wrong. Everythins they talked about, debated and wrote about is as true today as the sun rising every morning. I invite you, no I implore you that if you are going to read one book this year, then you should read this book. Well of course make time for Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill too. A point on meditation: Meditation experts often give the following advice: if you’re “too busy” to meditate for ten minutes a day, you should meditate for an hour a day. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts” Marcus Aurelius “Death is the release of all pain, a boundary where our suffering can not go, It return us to that state of peacefulness, in which we lay where we were even born.” Marcus Aurelius “Some many man lives are tragic partly due to their own making.” Marcus Aurelius Some awesome point to take away from the book: You have control of your own thoughts (observe your thoughts) It’s not what happens to you it’s how you react to it (pause and think before responding) Strive in adversity (so when life’s hits you are already prepared) Meditate twice a day (watch yourself daily) Anger only hurts you (responding with calm to angry person is wise, not weak) Think of long term impact (do watching 3 hours of TV daily if bringing closer to your goals?) Accept death is part of life: “Death is the release of all pain, a boundary where our suffering can not go. It returns us to that state of peacefulness, in which we lay where we were even born.” Marcus Aurelius Book link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Think-Like-Roman-Emperor/dp/1250196620 Thank you for listening or reading. Didier Soulier Listen on Itunes Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dider-podcast/id1141054508 Listen on Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2RpZGllcnNvdWxpZXJzdWNjZXNzZnVsc3Rvcmllcy5wb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tL3JzczIueG1s Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/didershow/dider-show?refid=stpr Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DidierjcSoulier Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/didiersoulier/ Support this Podcast and my music. Become my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/didiersoulier Support this podcast with Paypal: https://paypal.me/didierSoulier Volunteers environmental group I founded in France: https://www.facebook.com/TrashBustersFRANCE/ Subscribe on my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEIlAdjKh-QT1OooRrA8sg? Subscribe on Radio Channel: https://player.fm/series/the-dider-show Listen to my own music: https://soundcloud.com/didier-soulier-497294456 More stuff for you lovely people: Podcast I listen to: Tim Ferris: https://tim.blog/podcast/ Joe Rogan: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Bill Burr: https://billburr.com/podcast/ Tony Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/podcasts/ Making Sense with Sam Harris: https://samharris.org/podcast/ Books I’ve loved and helped me understand myself and make the necessary changes to my life to be successful: Happy by Darren Brown, Neil Strauss (The game), This is going to Hurt by Adam Kay (recommended by Steven Fry), Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The Count of Monte Cristo (my favorite book ever) A life in Parts by Bryan Cranston (Walter White, Breaking Bad) Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill (MUST READ THIS) Driven to Distraction by Edward M.Hallowell (ADHD condition must read) The Art of asking by Amanda Palmer Waking up by Sam Harris I can’t make this up by Kevin Hart The future of Humanity by Michio Kaku No Ordinary Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin The Shawshank Redemption by Steven King, Principles by Ray Dalio Born Standing up by Steve Martin The Millionaire next door by Cotter Smith Total recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger The road less traveled by M.Scott Peck Unshakeable by Tony Robbins The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance The Greatest by Muhammad Ali The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco The Sticking point Solution by Jay Abraham Winners by Alastair Campbell And many more still... Thank you again for listening or reading. Didier Soulier See you soon

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