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Modern practical breakdowns of the best ideas in ancient Stoicism

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Modern practical breakdowns of the best ideas in ancient Stoicism

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    The Stoic Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

    The Stoic Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

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    • 14 min
    Learning Stoicism: A Systematic Approach to Stoic Praxis

    Learning Stoicism: A Systematic Approach to Stoic Praxis

    I was recently asked to give a Stoicism talk by Peter Limberg on The Stoa.

    This episode contains that entire talk.

    But before I get into the workshop description…

    I just want to give a shout out to Peter, who hosts regular epic workshops and discussions by fascinating thinkers, for free.

    Peter describes The Stoa as follows:

    The Stoa is not a school, think tank, clinic, or commune, and it is definitely not a f*****g YouTube channel. The Stoa is a stewarded daemonic fire—on an obscure hill in the noosphere—serving as a beacon to find the others. It is a surprise, for those who have become weary of the endless pressure to know. It is also a portal, to a new world. A world that you might have stopped believing in, but have always been secretly longing for.

    - Peter Limberg

    In my workshop, I reveal the system I use for both myself and my students in Askesis to learn Stoicism.

    Introducing The 4885 System

    Stoicism is quite large, and life is messy. Knowing when to apply Stoicism, how to apply it, and what to focus on is tricky. I call this the complexity problem.

    To overcome that problem, I’ve devised the 4885 System. It’s broken down as follows:

    4 Skill Categories

    8 Critical Skills

    8 Core Principles

    5 Learning Methods

    When these are all combined and integrated, Stoicism becomes embodied—and this is the goal… embodied Stoicism. Not just concepts.

    The the more visually inclined, you can also watch the video here with slides:

    P.S. If you’d like to learn more about working with me directly, reply to this email.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Stoic Handbook Podcast on Spotify

    The Stoic Handbook Podcast on Spotify

    Hello fellow Stoic ⚔️

    Just a quick note to let you know that The Stoic Handbook podcast is available on Spotify.

    Here you can hit follow and get notified whenever a new lesson or meditation gets released.

    Here is my latest release all about my views on creating healthy relationships:

    Speak with you soon (fate permitting),

    Jon

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    Stoic Guide to Navigating Troubled and Toxic Relationships

    Stoic Guide to Navigating Troubled and Toxic Relationships

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    • 27 min
    Difference Between "Would" and "Could"

    Difference Between "Would" and "Could"

    In today’s Stoic Handbook podcast I discuss one of my favourite Stoic quotes:

    “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

    – Marcus Aurelius

    I’m really inspired by this quote, and it brings up a lot of ideas related to the cultivation of self-discipline and overcoming approval addiction.

    As I explain in the lesson, I find the distinction between “would” vs. “could” to be both a reality check and a motivational device to help us pursue what it most meaningful.

    Upcoming…

    There are currently three things in the works right now:

    Stoicism Anxiety Course in collaboration with Insight Timer

    22 Best Stoicism Books Article

    Askesis: The Stoic Immersion Vortex (discussed at beginning of episode)

    Speak soon (fate permitting),

    Jon

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    • 10 min
    Stoicism is Martial Arts for the Mind

    Stoicism is Martial Arts for the Mind

    I am a longtime practitioner of martial arts, but my greatest love is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

    The depth of this practice has truly transformed the way I relate to my body, my “self” and the world around me.

    But most importantly it has shown me how to learn, and I am fascinated by the overlap between Stoicism and martial arts training.

    In this episode, I discuss some ways Stoicism can be learned much more efficiently if you approach it more like a martial art than a theoretical framework.

    I also share something special that I’m working on in the podcast, so keep an eye open for that.

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