Introducing: The memento Mori Life calendar
Memento Mori Calendar
Marcus Aurelius said, “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” Moses said, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Shakespeare wrote, “Every third thought should be my grave.” Mozart said, “As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence.” And Tolstoy said, “If we kept in mind that we will soon inevitably die, our lives would be completely different.”
That’s over 3,000 years of wisdom on the same theme...
But for most of history, memento mori was more than a thought exercise, it was a practice. Desks were staged with skulls to remind people of the urgency of life. On walls hung paintings of skeletons, hourglasses, extinguished candles, wilting tulips. In their pockets, they carried memento mori medallions and watch keys.
Continuing that tradition, we are excited to announce Daily Stoic’s newest creation: The Memento Mori Calendar.
The average human lifespan nowadays is 80 years. That means, your life is made up of (hopefully) 4,160 weeks. So the Memento Mori Calendar has 4,160 dots, each dot representing a week of your life and each row representing 2 years of your life. By filling in the Memento Mori Calendar every week, you will not only see how much life you've already lived (or as Seneca says, how much you’ve already died), but also how much life you've (hopefully) got left.
And of course, none of those to-be-filled-in dots are guaranteed. Every day it is true: this could be your last day on this planet. As wonderful as it would be if there was no such thing as death, we have to use death as a tool. We have to use it as a spur to move us forward. We have to use it as a reminder of what’s truly important and we have to be made better for the fact that we don’t know how much time we have. We never do. And we never will.
WHAT YOU GET:
- The Memento Mori Calendar (18" x 24")
- Wooden magnetic frame (Wood)
- 1 red Daily Stoic permanent marker
- 1 black Daily Stoic permanent marker
*This product only ships to North America.
Memento Mori Medallion
The The Memento Mori medallion. These coins are designed with the intention of carrying them in your pocket, a literal and inescapable reminder that “you could leave life right now.”
All of Ryan Holiday's books about Stoicism—signed and personalized by the author himself.
These make great gifts for an aspiring Stoic, and are wonderful additions to your own library as well.
FOUR VIRTUES MEDALLION
The Stoics believed in Four Virtues: Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Courage.
Every situation, every moment is an opportunity to exemplify these forms of human excellence
READ TO LEAD: A DAILY STOIC READING CHALLENGE
In this 13-day reading challenge we will outline actionable ways for you to find great books to mine for wisdom and to build the beginnings of a great library with. You’ll learn to dissect a book like a pro, to remember more of what you read, to apply it to your life, and much more.
The Boy Who Would Be King: A Fable About Marcus Aurelius
A new book from bestselling author Ryan Holiday
For a signed and personalized version of The Boy Who Would Be King, click here.
It’s one of the most incredible stories in all of history.
A young boy, out of nowhere, is chosen to be the emperor of most of the known world.
What he learned, what he did, who he was, would echo in eternity.
In the year 138 CE, Hadrian, the emperor of Rome, chose Marcus Aurelius to succeed him. He knew no one was born ready for the job, so he arranged for the young boy’s education.
The greatest philosophers of the day were assigned to teach him, and all threw themselves at the almost inhuman task of preparing someone for absolute power.
It’s a parable for life, really. The gods, fate, someone chooses something for us, calls us to something. Will we answer? Will we step up? Will we achieve the greatness within us?
Marcus Aurelius did. Absolute power not only didn’t corrupt, it made him better. We marvel at him centuries later—this man who thought he would not be remembered, that posthumous fame was worthless—stands today more famous than ever. A hero to millions.
And now, that parable has been illustrated and told for all ages in a new book: The Boy Who Would Be King.
This 100-page book is written by bestselling author Ryan Holiday and illustrated by the illustrious Victor Juhasz. Each page tells the story of Marcus’s rise to power through Ryan’s words and Victor’s illustrations.
The book includes:
- 82 exclusive illustrations from Victor Juhasz
- An illustrated "journey map" showing the journeys of Marcus Aurelius
- Over 100 pages of writing from Ryan Holiday
The book is produced from start to finish by Daily Stoic and printed here in the United States.
As a special bonus, you’ll get a FREE audiobook version as well. Simply check out through our website here, and you’ll automatically get the free audiobook.
The timeless tale is told for all ages and makes a great gift.
"I don't have many rules in life, but one I never break is: If Ryan Holiday writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it." —Brian Koppelman, screenwriter and director, Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen and Billions
"Ryan Holiday is a national treasure and a master in the field of self-mastery." —Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art and The Artist's Journey
“Ryan Holiday is one of the brilliant writers and minds of our time." —Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus
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Daily Stoic LIFE
Daily Stoic Life is a global community of Stoic thinkers and practitioners dedicated to becoming the best versions of themselves. No matter your age, sex, religion, or social status, you can build a Stoic practice and build a better life for yourself.
Membership includes exclusive daily email meditations (now ad-free!), a hardcover book of the best Stoic wisdom, a private learning community, quarterly Q&As with Ryan Holiday, and members-only discounts in The Daily Stoic store. New members will receive an exclusive gift set, and all Daily Stoic Life members receive free access to our online courses and challenges—over $300 of new content each year.
Amor Fati Medallion
Amor fati is a mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment—no matter how challenging—as something to be embraced, not avoided. To not only be okay with it, but love it and be better for it.
Memento Mori Pendant
Daily Stoic is excited to announce an easy way to keep 'memento mori' in mind. A beautiful memento mori pendant, a literal and inescapable reminder that “you could leave life right now.”
DAILY STOIC CHALLENGE DECK
The Daily Stoic Challenge Deck features 30 individual challenge cards. Each card includes challenge instructions, a quote from Stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus, and an inspiring illustration.
Marcus Aurelius Bust
A 5.5” tall, hand-sculpted pewter portrait bust of Marcus Aurelius. Individually hand-numbered, patinated and waxed with an aged verdigris finish. Mounted on a 3”x3”x2.5” cherry wood base with an espresso stain.
Daily Stoic Courses
Read To Lead: A Daily Stoic Reading Challenge
A 13-day reading challenge where we outline actionable ways for you to find great books to mine for wisdom and to build the beginnings of a great library with. You’ll learn to dissect a book like a pro, to remember more of what you read, to apply it to your life, and much more.
TAMING YOUR TEMPER: THE 10-DAY STOIC GUIDE TO CONTROLLING ANGER
A 10-day course designed to provide you with the tools and techniques to control your anger and calm your mind. Using the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius, as well as other notable Stoic thinkers, we will help you seek the calm that Marcus sought, and build the strength that he forged, in order to weaken anger’s grasp on your life.
Daily Stoic Alive Time Challenge
This challenge is a set of 14 extremely actionable challenges, presented one per day, you can do from anywhere, built around the most timeless Stoic wisdom.
To give you the best Stoic wisdom, tools, and motivation to transform over the 14 days and arm you with skills and an attitude that will help you turn this negative into a positive. To give you the exact outline to create the most ‘alive time’ you can in our current situation.
Habits for Success, Habits for Happiness
Habits for Success, Habits for Happiness is a framework for overhauling your habits and establishing (and keeping) new and good ones. In six weeks, you will become a new version of yourself—one who is equipped to take on all the challenges you currently face, and any new ones that come your way.
You’ll learn from some of the smartest, most effective men and women in history