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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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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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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The Four Cardinal Stoic Virtues

Stoic philosophy is driven by four guiding virtues - wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance. They are the principles that students should seek to practice if they are to exemplify the character of a Stoic. The virtues are thought to be derived from the teachings of the Greek philosopher Plato, who defined the same four principles…

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According To Modern Stoics, What Is Stoicism?

We can find out what Stoicism is by searching for summaries of the philosophy, reading the many books written on the subject or even listening to the podcasts now being produced regularly. There are even courses, groups and conferences at our disposal to allow us to get to the root of what we need to…

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A Very Brief Timeline Of The Origins Of Stoicism

Check out the infographic or text below for a very brief timeline of the origins of Stoicism, the philosophy founded over two thousand years ago by Zeno of Citium! Around 301 BC The first Stoics The founder of Stoicism, Zeno of Citium, begins teaching in the colonnade in the Agora of Athens known as the Stoa Poikile. Taking their name…

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101 Short Sentences About Stoicism

If you're new to Stoicism, or just in need of a refresher, here are 101 short sentences covering the key concepts of the philosophy! Origins Stoicism was founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens around 300 BC.The name is derived from the “Stoa Poikile” (“Painted Porch”) where Zeno taught from.Stoicism was one of the major…

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