Ryan Holiday shares wisdom from greatest thinkers – Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche. Argues stillness is not mere in-activity but a doorway to self-compassion, focus, flow.
Examines leaders who’ve exemplified the power of stillness – baseball player Sadaharu Oh whose study of Zen made him greatest home run hitter; Winston Churchill who in balancing his busy public life with time spent painting managed to save the world from annihilation; Anne Frank whose journaling, love of nature guided her through unimaginable challenges.
More than ever, people are overwhelmed. Face obstacles, stress. Stillness Is the Key offers a simple yet peaceful antidote to 24/7 worries. The stillness we seek is our path to purpose, playfulness, positivity, satisfaction, strength.