I read Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” and didn’t get much out of it. Reading it did make me curious about it so I decided to do some more research into the topic. I found some interesting podcast episodes but what really got me started was the r/Stoicism FAQ on Reddit.
Reading the Enchiridion was a great experience, it really helped me understand the basics and take off from there. Ryan Holiday’s “The Obstacle is the Way” was also a good read I have returned to a few times. Although I didn’t find any new insights that I had not encountered in Epictetus, Holiday’s conversational style and more modern language makes it a good reminder of the ideas.