Stillness Is the Key

By (author)Ryan Holiday

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In-The-Obstacle-Is-the-Way-and-Ego-Is-the-Enemy,-bestselling-author-Ryan-Holiday-made-ancient-wisdom-wildly-popular-with-a-new-generation-of-leaders-in-sports,-politics,-and-technology.-In-his-new-book,-Stillness-Is-the-Key,-Holiday-draws-on-timeless-Stoic-and-Buddhist-philosophy-to-show-why-slowing-down-is-the-secret-weapon-for-those-charging-ahead.

In-The-Obstacle-Is-the-Way-and-Ego-Is-the-Enemy,-bestselling-author-Ryan-Holiday-made-ancient-wisdom-wildly-popular-with-a-new-generation-of-leaders-in-sports,-politics,-and-technology.-In-his-new-book,-Stillness-Is-the-Key,-Holiday-draws-on-timeless-Stoic-and-Buddhist-philosophy-to-show-why-slowing-down-is-the-secret-weapon-for-those-charging-ahead.

All-great-leaders,-thinkers,-artists,-athletes,-and-visionaries-share-one-indelible-quality.-It-enables-them-to-conquer-their-tempers.-To-avoid-distraction-and-discover-great-insights.-To-achieve-happiness-and-do-the-right-thing.-Ryan-Holiday-calls-it-stillness–to-be-steady-while-the-world-spins-around-you.

In-this-book,-he-outlines-a-path-for-achieving-this-ancient,-but-urgently-necessary-way-of-living.-Drawing-on-a-wide-range-of-history’s-greatest-thinkers,-from-Confucius-to-Seneca,-Marcus-Aurelius-to-Thich-Nhat-Hanh,-John-Stuart-Mill-to-Nietzsche,-he-argues-that-stillness-is-not-mere-inactivity,-but-the-doorway-to-self-mastery,-discipline,-and-focus.

Holiday-also-examines-figures-who-exemplified-the-power-of-stillness:-baseball-player-Sadaharu-Oh,-whose-study-of-Zen-made-him-the-greatest-home-run-hitter-of-all-time;-Winston-Churchill,-who-in-balancing-his-busy-public-life-with-time-spent-laying-bricks-and-painting-at-his-Chartwell-estate-managed-to-save-the-world-from-annihilation-in-the-process;-Fred-Rogers,-who-taught-generations-of-children-to-see-what-was-invisible-to-the-eye;-Anne-Frank,-whose-journaling-and-love-of-nature-guided-her-through-unimaginable-adversity.

More-than-ever,-people-are-overwhelmed.-They-face-obstacles-and-egos-and-competition.-Stillness-Is-the-Key-offers-a-simple-but-inspiring-antidote-to-the-stress-of-24/7-news-and-social-media.-The-stillness-that-we-all-seek-is-the-path-to-meaning,-contentment,-and-excellence-in-a-world-that-needs-more-of-it-than-ever.

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