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Stillness Is the Key

Ryan Holiday

5 mins

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Stillness Is the Key gives us the tools to harness the power of slowing down our body and mind for fewer distractions, better self-control, and above all a happier and more peaceful life.


Stillness Is the Key

Stillness Is the Key

by Ryan Holiday


Everything moves so fast these days. Surrounded by technology, the media, and consumerist advertising, we have the world at the tips of our fingers. But is this constant access really doing us any good?

In Stillness Is the Key, Ryan Holiday addresses the power of slowing down and the huge effect that this can have on our lives. He shows us how to see what makes us truly happy vs. what keeps us from our true potential, and how shutting out the noises of the outside world can help us become the best versions of ourselves.

Favorite quote

Stillness is what aims the archer's arrow. It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspectives and illuminates connections.

- Ryan Holiday

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