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Modern practical breakdowns of the best ideas in ancient Stoicism.

The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks Jon Brooks

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Modern practical breakdowns of the best ideas in ancient Stoicism.

    11 Stoic Strategies to Conquer Fear

    11 Stoic Strategies to Conquer Fear

    This is the audio version of a YouTube video you can watch here.

    In this episode, I explore 11 quotes by Seneca all about fear and anxiety, then explain some ways we might apply these ideas to our own life.

    If you're reading this, I'd deeply appreciate a rating/review on Spotify and/or Apple Podcasts. 🤗

    Thanks!
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    • 27 min
    The Art of Stoic Reading

    The Art of Stoic Reading

    In this Stoic Handbook episode, I answer a question by my fellow HighExistence teammate Mike Slavin, who asked me about ways I implement ancient Stoicism into my life.

    The question prompted me discuss the best practices I've found for reading Stoic texts. 

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    • 6 min
    Donald Robertson on Derren Brown and the Stoic View of Anxiety

    Donald Robertson on Derren Brown and the Stoic View of Anxiety

    To get access to my full conversations with great thinkers like Donald Robertson, you can subscribe to The HighExistence Podcast at: https://highexistence.com/podcast/

    In this episode, I share a clip with the great Stoic writer Donald Robertson that I conducted in a longer interview on The HighExistence Podcast.

    In this episode, Donald gives his account of Derren Brown's book Happy and shares his response to the questions...

    Is there a utility to anxiety? Were the Stoics too harsh on the emotion of anxiety?

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    • 13 min
    The Stoic Wake Up Call: A Guide to Ending Procrastination

    The Stoic Wake Up Call: A Guide to Ending Procrastination

    In this contemplation, I guide you through a series of questions that has you examine your life and your decisions.

    Are you not living up to your potential? Are you wasting time? Are you procrastinating or making excuses?

    Even though this talk may be an uncomfortable listen... that's the point. It's designed as a "wake up" reflection to get you thinking and moving forward. 

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    • 18 min
    Become Invincible to Insults: Stoic Sting Elimination Training

    Become Invincible to Insults: Stoic Sting Elimination Training

    In this Stoic training exercise, we take a look at some of the methods the ancient Stoics used to handle insults and verbal sleights. 

    Then we immediately put them to use in an audio simulation training, where I insult you and you practice interpreting them with the right frames. 

    At first, this process may seem a bit strange or uncomfortable, or humourous, but this is how we learn. We must practice using skills in low-stress situations if we ever hope to have them at our disposal in high-stress situations, i.e. when someone insults us in the world.  

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    • 9 min
    Stoic Radical Gratitude Premeditation of Adversity

    Stoic Radical Gratitude Premeditation of Adversity

    Note: This contains powerful imagery that some may find upsetting. If you are very sensitive to challenging imagery, do the other meditations before this one.

    This meditation uses the powerful Stoic technique of premeditation of adversity to make you contemplate just how "bad" your life could be. 

    By practicing negative visualization, you will see with great clarity how wonderful your life currently is, and also rehearse handling hardship with equanimity and virtue. 

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    • 13 min

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