Insightful wisdom worth rehashing for a lifetime
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By: Neeramitra Reddy
A whopping 6000+ thoughts zap through our brains daily.
So even the most valuable of ideas and insights get lost in the stormy sea of our minds.
Only through regular rereading will such goldmines stay alive — lodging deeper and deeper into our subconscious.
But neither can you reread entire books daily — nor cherry-pick pages since most books are ordered.
That’s why I want to share 3 value-packed books with no firm order or structure — perfect for daily rereading.
The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra
Marrying the core essence of spirituality with actionable practicality itself is no easy feat.
But distilling the offspring into a pocketbook of just 100 tiny pages? And ensuring it is easy enough for the average joe to read?
With zero-fluff sentences, actionable tips, and elegant flow, Deepak’s masterpiece answers the core questions of human life.
- What’s the true nature of human beings?
- How to achieve long-lasting peace and happiness in life?
- How to achieve material abundance and fulfilling relationships with ease?
- What’s the secret to sound mental health? How to battle anxiety, depression, and self-doubt?
No “voodoo” mysticism or pseudo-motivational bullsh*t — Deepak reveals epiphany-triggering truths:
“Attention energizes, and intention transforms. Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life. Whatever you take your attention away from will wither, disintegrate, and disappear.”
“The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present’.”
“Responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself.”
The best way to describe this book would be — the perfect amalgam of As A Man Thinketh and The Bhagwad Gita.
The best part? The wiser you grow, the more wisdom you’ll unlock in this book.
The Way Of The Superior Man By David Deida
Fast forward to when I’m wrinkled and grey with rheumatic joints — I’ll still be reading and recommending this masterpiece.
In our hyper-sexualized world where loud-mouthed fake alphas preach treating women like sh*t, David Deida is a gust of fresh air.
David tackles the puzzle of masculinity at a spiritual level — navigating women, work, and the world with integrity and authenticity.
The incessant tango of the masculine and feminine. Understanding your masculine core. Gaining control of your sexual energy to wield it the right way. Recognizing your purpose — and aligning your life with it.
Maximizing the gift that is a male birth.
While the book is chockful of insightful wisdom and “Aha!” epiphanies, here are 3 of my favorite quotes:
“The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.”
“Every moment of your life is either a test or a celebration”
“Unadorned suffering is the bedmate of masculine growth. Only by staying intimate with your personal suffering can you feel through it to its source.”
This timeless bible of masculinity lives on my desk — and every read is a push towards becoming the ideal man.
The Daily Stoic By Ryan Holiday
Stoicism has transformed my life.
Originating from ancient Greece, this powerful philosophy strives to fortify the mind against the harsh rigors of real life.
Stoicism has such a wide appeal because its early teachers came from diverse walks of life — be it the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the shipwrecked sailor Zeno, Julius Caesar’s rival Cato, or the slave Epictetus.
Simple + pragmatic + honest + timeless wisdom= Perfect for today’s increasingly unhappy world.
While Meditations and Letters From A Stoic are good to dive into Stoicism, they aren’t practical for regular reading — thanks to the archaic language and sheer verbosity.
This is where The Daily Stoic comes in — 366 one-page chapters for the 366 calendar days. A few excerpts:
“There are two ways to be wealthy — to get everything you want or to want everything you have.”
“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control.”
“In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, don’t confuse. In your thoughts, don’t wander. In your soul, don’t be passive or aggressive. In your life, don’t be all about business.”
The best part is there’s no order — you can flip to any one-page chapter and read it for the day.
Become a mentally resilient yet calm Stoic — one day at a time.
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