This is my attempt to provide a short and simple introduction to Stoic practices, which anyone can begin using right away. It includes:
Brief introduction to Stoicism and dispelling the most common misconceptions
Two basic concepts:
The dichotomy of control
That it’s not things that upset us but rather our judgments about them
Three basic practices:
Contemplating virtue and the double-standards strategy
The view from above
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The original article on which this audio recording is based can be found on Substack, Stoicism as a Philosophy of Life. Check out my books Stoicism and the Art of Happiness and How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, for more advice on applying Stoicism in daily life.