Stoicism

Author: Ryan James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976361661
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Stoicism Series Book #3 Stoicism: Live a Life of Virtue - Complete Guide on Stoicism provides an overview of the history of the stoic philosophy as well as profiles of some of the ancient masters who contributed to its development. In addition, it tells the stories of some modern practitioners of the philosophy who successfully used it to overcome difficult situations in their lives. We have also provided a number of exercises that you can use to help make Stoicism a part of your daily life. Topics covered include: The early history of Stoicism, from its founding as a school of thought by Zeno in 300 BC to its decline due to the growing popularity of Christianity, and its resurgence in modern times. Profiles of three masters who were important in the development of the Stoic philosophy: Epictetus, the former slave who became one of the most influential Stoic philosophers; Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor who helped promote its popularity; and the controversial Seneca, who sought to live the Stoic life in spite of his lavish lifestyle. Why Stoicism became popular in recent years and its appeal not only to people from all walks of life as well as those with differing belief systems. Practical exercises that you can use to practice Stoic mindfulness in your daily life, ranging from morning and evening reflections to keeping a mindfulness journal. Inspiring stories of people who have used Stoicism in order to overcome difficult situations in their daily lives, including the amazing story of Sam Sullivan, who used Stoic principles to not only recover from a crippling injury that left him paralyzed but also to successfully run for mayor of Vancouver. Start living the stoic life today.

Stoicism

Author: Ryan James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545220429
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Stoicism Series Book #1 Stoicism may be an ancient philosophy, but it is one that has even more relevance to our daily lives now that we are in the modern world. Too often we find that we aren't able to control our lives, control the events that go on, or even control the people and how they act. But with Stoicism, we learn that we can control some things, such as our emotions and our reactions, and this can help to lead us to happiness. In this guidebook we are going to learn the basics of using Stoicism in your daily life and how this ancient philosophy is going to work to make you feel happier. Some of the things that we will talk about include: What is Stoicism Recognizing the things that are under your control How to conform to your own reality Understanding how your emotions work The importance of freedom of will. Learning how to be calm when there is adversity around Learning how to make the best of all situations How to use stoicism in order to make your life better How to use the process of neuroplasticity to change around your mind and how you react to things. How to use affirmations to help with stoicism Simple ideas to implement some of the stoic philosophy into your daily life. When you are ready to find the true happiness that belongs to you and bring some of the Stoic ideas into your life, make sure to read through this guidebook and learn just how great it can be to live the Stoic way of life. Grab your copy and start living the stoic life today.

A Guide To The Good Life

Author: William B. Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792627
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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

A New Stoicism

Author: Lawrence C. Becker
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888387
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What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, and if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? A New Stoicism proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the metaphysical and psychological assumptions that modern philosophy and science have abandoned. Lawrence Becker argues that a secular version of the stoic ethical project, based on contemporary cosmology and developmental psychology, provides the basis for a sophisticated form of ethical naturalism, in which virtually all the hard doctrines of the ancient Stoics can be clearly restated and defended. Becker argues, in keeping with the ancients, that virtue is one thing, not many; that it, and not happiness, is the proper end of all activity; that it alone is good, all other things being merely rank-ordered relative to each other for the sake of the good; and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. Moreover, he rejects the popular caricature of the stoic as a grave figure, emotionally detached and capable mainly of endurance, resignation, and coping with pain. To the contrary, he holds that while stoic sages are able to endure the extremes of human suffering, they do not have to sacrifice joy to have that ability, and he seeks to turn our attention from the familiar, therapeutic part of stoic moral training to a reconsideration of its theoretical foundations.

Stoicism

Author: Poul West
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537271712
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Use stoic philosophy and wisdom to manage your everyday emotions! You can also read this book FOR FREE on Kindle Unlimited In todays society there will be demands and distractions coming from every direction at any time of the day. It can be hard to feel like you're in control of anything and it can result in pure frustration.But trust me, there is one thing you can control, and that's YOU.By adopting stoic philosophy you will learn what it really means to be in control and you will learn to accept and adapt to all the things you can't control.The modern society is a chaotic place and I would recommend Here is a chunk from the subchapter "Conform to reality":"We often make travel plans assuming that there will be no traffic delays, assume that we won't burn the risotto while making supper, or set off on a hike without thinking that it might rain. Yet we have enough past experience to know that these are far from sure-fire outcomes. The Stoics advocate taking a very clear-eyed view of things. Stoicism is a realistic outlook, one that doesn't try to fight against the laws of nature or the facts about the world. Attempting to make reality conform to our wishes and desires is futile. The only sensible thing to do is to conform our expectations to reality. But this is not a philosophy of helplessness and powerlessness. Far from it. We should still strive to change the world for the better. In fact, one of the most famous Stoics, Marcus Aurelius, was the emperor of Rome, and he did not spend his tenure sitting on his hands waiting for the whole thing to blow by! The Stoics were men of action, they were doers. They did not give up their personal battles, their political quests, or their professional goals-they simply approached them with realistic expectations. We can try to effect change and work to improve things, but whether we succeed or not is out of our hands. It is up to us to eat better and exercise regularly so that we can stay healthy and fit, but it is beyond our control to guarantee that we won't become ill or injured. We can hold political rallies, vote according to our conscience, and engage in consciousness-raising campaigns, but we should do so while always being aware that political and cultural tides can shift away from progress despite our best efforts. It doesn't mean we shouldn't do these things-this is not a philosophy of resignation-it just means that there is no sense in acting entirely shocked and surprised when things don't pan out the way we wished. We should always remain aware that the outcomes are out of our control.We should, in other words, not put up a pointless fight against reality, but strive to live in harmony with it." Here is what you'll learn in this book: Part 1: Introduction to Stoicism The Historical Background What Is Stoicism? Part 2: The Seven Themes of Stoicism Stoic Moral Philosophy Recognize What Is Under Your Control Conform to Reality Understand Your Emotions Freedom of the Will Live Virtuously Be Calm in the Face of Adversity Make the Best of Any Situation Part 3: Using Stoicism to Better Your Life Expectations and Well-being Social Anxiety Fear of Death Achieve Your Goals Deal with Chaos Fight Depression Get this book by clicking the orange "buy now" button at the top of this page!

How To Be A Stoic

Author: Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465097960
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In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us--and How to Be a Stoic is the essential guide.

Stoic Serenity

Author: Keith Seddon
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847538177
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Readers who enter upon this practical course in the Stoic art of living will learn how Stoic principles are linked to real life, and how to enjoy the 'smooth flow of life' of the Stoic Sage who follows nature and holds to virtue, finding fearlessness, inner peace, and freedom from troubles. Readers will gain maximum advantage from the course if they acquire copies of Seneca's Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Books), and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (the Robin Hard translation from Wordsworth Editions is recommended). The text expands on a correspondence course previously made available by the Stoic Foundation. One student commented: 'I believe this course has changed my life, and I cannot thank you enough' -- DN, Australia. The book is illustrated with pen and ink drawings.

Stoicism A Detailed Breakdown Of Stoicism Philosophy And Wisdom From The Greats

Author: George Tanner
Publisher: George Tanner
ISBN: 8827513698
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Stoicism, one of the oldest, Western philosophical schools, has enchanted scholars and the general public alike for over two thousand years. Where some accounts of human nature and the particularly human good fall short by the reduction of human being to physical or psychical phenomena, Stoicism’s power lies in engaging with the whole range of human experience, addressing rationality, emotion, piety, will, and both inner and outer impressions, each on their own terms, in language that treats each as significant in its own right. Stoicism is an active philosophy. That means that it is not enough to know its doctrines, one must also live them, develop habits that expand on and complete their ideas in practice. Practice, therefore, is also the focus of this book. The development of the reader’s inner and outer life, that they may follow their own path and discover what it means to “live life in accordance with nature.” This book is a general introduction to Stoicism that pulls no punches when faced with the more complex aspects of Stoic doctrine. Topics addressed include: The history of the ancient Stoics. The nature of good and evil, virtue and vice, and positive and negative externals. The difference between those things in our control and those things not in our control. Stoic Logic and practical reasoning. Stoicism’s role in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Stoic exercises and daily practice. Theology’s role in Stoicism and Stoic cosmology.

How To Be A Stoic

Author: Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147352976X
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'In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical dialogue with one of Stoicism's greatest teachers.' RYAN HOLIDAY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY AND THE DAILY STOIC Who am I? What am I doing? How ought I to live my life? Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge our emotions, reflect on what causes them and redirect them for our own good. Whenever we worry about how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal seems more elusive. Massimo Pigliucci explores this remarkable philosophy and how its wisdom can be applied to our everyday lives in the quest for meaning. He shows how stoicism teaches us the importance of a person’s character, integrity and compassion. Whoever we are, we can take something away from stoicism and, in How to be a Stoic, with its practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, he also explains how relevant it is to every part of our modern lives.

The Daily Stoic

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 178283317X
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Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom. Long the secret weapon of history's great figures, from emperors to artists and activists to fighter pilots, the principles of Stoicism have shone brightly through the centuries as a philosophy for doers. Tested in the laboratory of human experience over the last two thousand years, this timeless knowledge is essential to navigating the complexities of modern life. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, and the slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as diamonds like Zeno, Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus. On each page, one for every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes and provocative commentary to help you tackle any problem or approach any goal. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.