“Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday” is a book where the author analyzes a wide range of the greatest thinkers in history, from Confucious to Seneca and from Marcus Aurelius to Leonardo da Vinci, revealing what stillness is and how it can be achieved. In doing so, he points to many personalities who have harnessed its power: from Winston Churchill, who balanced his tumultuous public life by building and laying bricks on his Chartwell estate, to Anne Frank, who endured the horrors of war by writing down her impressions about her love of nature.
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday as the Third Book In Ryan’s Trilogy
American thinker Ryan Holiday returns to antiquity and semi-past history, searching for evergreen wisdom. With his book Stillness is the Key, end the book trilogy. This trilogy began with “Ego is the Enemy” (how the ego can blind us and prevent us from further constructive action). He continued this trilogy with the book “The Obstacle is the Way” (how obstacles can teach us a lot and incentivize us to progress).
With Stillness, We Can Gain Deeper Insights
This time, he focused on stillness as a critical trait of many great leaders, fraudsters, artists, athletes, and visionaries, who focused on the essence and found the right Way out in crucial moments and important decisions. Sometimes stillness is cynically mixed with laziness and indecision, but it is the Key to personal mastery, discipline, and focus. Stillness allows us to have a higher goal and regulate mood. With stillness, we can avoid various disorders and gain deeper insights. Holidays in his book analyze a wide range of the biggest cheaters in history from Confucius to Seneca and from Marcus Aurelius to Leonardo da Vinci and reveal to us what serenity is and how it can be bought. In doing so, he points to many personalities who harness her power: from Winston Churchill, who balanced his turbulent public life by building and laying bricks on his Chartwell estate, to Anne Frank, who endured the horrors of war by writing down her impressions about his love of nature. At the right time and with a recognizable storytelling style, our latest book by Ryan Holiday equips and introduces us to everything we need for serenity in this chaotic (pandemic) world.
5 Quotes for a Calmer Day
We all sometimes feel that everything is too much. Here is too much worry, too much fear, too much stress. Then it is good to look at everything from a broader perspective. We sought inspiration for this from famous but not so familiar thoughts…
1. “To believe means to throw oneself into water. When you swim, you don’t grab and hold water; otherwise, you would sink. Instead, you relax, let go, and float on the water.”
Alan W. Watts
2. “When you are happy with yourself and do not compare and compete with others, everyone will respect you.”
3. “Do not live in the past, do not dream of the future, focus your thoughts on the present moment.”
4. “Life is straightforward, but we keep complicating it.”
5. “Experience life in all possible ways, good, bad, bitter, sweet, dark, bright, summer, winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience. Because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.”