What Is Good? What Is Bad? What Is Indifferent?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what Stoic philosophy considers to be good, what it considers to be bad, and what it considers to be indifferent. Definitions of Good and Bad The Stoic view is that the only true good in life is virtue. Virtue comes in four forms: Wisdom,…

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Roll Call Of Stoic Philosophers

Modern Stoics will be aware of the work of the "big three" Stoic philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus. They'll know, too, that Zeno of Citium founded the Stoic school and may even have heard of other prominent figures like Cleanthes, Chrysippus, and Musonius Rufus. What most aren't aware of, however, is all the other…

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What Is Negative Visualisation?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what negative visualisation is. You will also learn how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of Negative Visualisation Negative visualisation is a technique by which we regularly spend a short amount of time imagining the negative events that could befall us.…

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Exercise: How To Say No Like A Stoic

How often do you say yes when you really want to say no? Yes to invites. Yes to work proposals. Yes to favour requests. Whatever the “ask” is, agreeing when we’d rather not is a common thing.  There can be many reasons for doing it but most of them come down to some kind of…

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What Is Amor Fati?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what Amor Fati is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of Amor Fati The phrase “amor fati” is Latin for “love of one’s fate.” It describes the attitude whereby one not only accepts everything that happens in life, including…

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Interview With Daniel Vargas, Creator Of The Stoic Sage

Daniel Vargas is the creator and host of the Stoic Sage podcast, where he focuses on using past knowledge to empower people of today. The podcast series discusses modern challenges using Stoic wisdom from nearly 2,000 years ago. The goal is to help guide people on "how to think" rather than telling them "what to…

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What Is Memento Mori?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what Memento Mori is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of Memento Mori The phrase “memento mori” is Latin for “remember you must die.” It is a reflection on the impermanence of life and a constant reminder not to…

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Let’s Ask For Forgiveness

Let’s ask for forgiveness. Let’s ask forgiveness for all those times we have let fear have its way.  When we didn’t have the courage to step forward fully and take hold of the great things life was offering.  When we didn’t have the courage to make a stand in defense of ourselves or someone else.…

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How To Meditate Like A Stoic

As a practitioner of Stoicism, I’m always looking for ways to cement the Stoic principles into my daily life. I read, absorb, take notes and repeat in order to learn. Then I attempt to practice what I’ve learned by applying the lessons to specific situations and decisions every day. I try to follow the virtuous…

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Interview With Jon Brooks Of HighExistence & The Stoic Handbook

Jon Brooks is the co-owner of the popular HighExistence site, and a thought leader on the modernisation and practical implementation of Stoic philosophy. Through his work with his Stoic Handbook website and podcast, he aims to take ancient, esoteric wisdom and translate it for modern people who seek self-fulfilment. I have been very impressed with…

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