What Are The Three Stoic Disciplines?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the three Stoic disciplines are and how you can use them to guide your Stoic practice. Definition Of The Three Stoic Disciplines The three Stoic disciplines, according to Stoic philosopher Epictetus, are what the aspiring Stoic must practise to live fully according to…

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How To Return To The Present Moment

If our human perceptions about time and space are to be trusted, we all exist in the present. We experience everything in the now. We are where we are now. We’re doing what we’re doing now. Because we’re deliberately focusing on it right now, we’re currently more conscious of this present existence. We’re actually present…

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What Is Living In Accordance With Nature?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the Stoic concept of living in accordance with Nature is and how you can use the concept to guide your Stoic practice. Definition Of Living In Accordance With Nature Living in accordance with Nature is one of those Stoic concepts that isn’t initially…

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How A Stoic Accepts Future Uncertainty

For me, the most difficult thing about future events is the shadow they can cast over the intervening days that lead up to them. Awareness of this state of affairs is, however, strangely comforting at the same time - that the most difficult thing about future events isn’t even the events themselves. Given I’ve made…

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What Is The Stoic Sage?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the Stoic sage is and how you can use the concept to guide your Stoic practice. Definition Of The Stoic Sage The Stoic sage refers to the person who is perfect in their practice of Stoicism. The sage, for example, meets the high…

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A Glossary Of Common Stoicism Terms

As you read books on Stoicism, you will inevitably encounter some concepts that are referred to by their ancient Greek and Latin terms. While these authentic Stoicism terms are usually well explained when referenced, it can be easy to forget them or even confuse one with another. So, with the help of Wikipedia and this…

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What Is The Stoic Reserve Clause?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the reserve clause is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of The Stoic Reserve Clause The Stoic reserve clause is a means of reminding ourselves that our actions and goals may not always go to plan. In other…

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What Is The Dichotomy Of Control?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the dichotomy of control is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of The Dichotomy Of Control The dichotomy of control as a Stoic concept comes to us from Epictetus. He describes it as follows at the beginning of…

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How To Be Your Own Best Friend

We all submit to distraction once a while (or perhaps more frequently), that much is obvious. It’s rarely the lovely distraction of a gaze out the window at a vivid sunset, but more likely an altogether less engaged gawp at the glass of a glowing screen. Even without an external prompt, buzz, or beep, we…

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