Navigating through life can be nearly impossible without a guide. The philosophy of Stoicism is tried and true guide for living a good life. Join Steve every Sunday for interviews with modern Stoics, readings of ancient texts, and advice for implementing Stoicism in your daily life. Carpe Diem!
303: The Stoic Teacher with Ryan Racine
Ryan Racine joins the show to discuss his new book: The Stoic Teacher Ancient Mind Hacks to Help Educators Foster Resiliency, Optimism, and Inner Calm. We discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching, techniques to become a more resilient teacher and how to find and become a mentor.
302: Meditations 10.31-33: Stoking the Fire of Reason
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This week Marcus writes about 3 major topics.
1. People just like you once existed, lived their lives and are now gone. Seize the day!
2. People may say you are untrustworthy. Make sure they are lying!
3. Make use of what ever happens and use it to your advantage.
301: Backward Design: Reaching Your goals Deliberately
Journey's can take two forms. You can wander aimlessly and see where you end up or you can travel toward a particular destination. To ensure a well-lived life we should have a certain life-long destination in mind and we can then design the life we want to live to reach that destination. This is the essence of backward design.
300: Meditations 10.28-30 Make Necessity a Choice
This is my second try on this episode as the first had audio issues!
This week Marcus reflects on three things
1. Accepting reality as it is
2. Acknowledging that death won't be depriving him of much
3. Learning to control his annoyance and anger with others.
Don't forget you can get the edited version of last weeks show on Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-sunday-stoic
299: Meditations 10: 25-27. Don't be a Deserter
This week Marcus Aurelius reminds himself to stand firm and do his duty, to stand in awe of the Cosmos and to be content with the time he had on this Earth. We can endeavor to do the same!
298: Meditations 10.24: Your Command Center
Who controls you, is it your brain or your desires and aversions?
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