How To Be A Stoic

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Author: Massimo Pigliucci

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352976X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 7375


'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.

A Handbook for New Stoics

How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control—52 Week-by-Week Lessons

Author: Massimo Pigliucci,Gregory Lopez

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615195343

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9918


A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever—here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, or you’re entirely new to Stoicism, this handbook will help you embrace challenges, thrive under pressure, and discover the good life! Join the online discussion group for A Handbook for New Stoics!


A Guide To Stoic Philosophy For Beginners; Learn How To Achieve Modern Life Happiness With Ancient Wisdom

Author: Sharon Nash

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 70

View: 2088


Sit back, relax, meditate and enjoy the ride. Yes, stoicism is a Philosophy. Better yet? One that can be easily be applied and can change your life forever. Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for a special price. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. This book contains a detailed explanation of the Philosophy of Stoicism in an understandable and relatable manner. It will actively attempt to describe stoicism in such real life situations that the application of its ideologies will seem very achievable. This is because Stoicism is very easy in application. Know that first, understand it, accept it. Reading this book will set you well on your way to understanding Stoicism. For maximum enjoyment and complete understanding of this book, please remember to read with an open mind. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Stoicism, It's a Philosophy? Meditate, Learn To Accept Anger vs. Non-Reactivity Space and The Practice of Poverty Tranquillity And basically everything you need to have a full understanding of Stoicism. Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book now at a special price!

A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Author: William B. Irvine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792627

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 4011


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.

Practical Stoicism

A Step-By-Step Guide to Design a Life of Wisdom, Perseverance and Joy: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Life

Author: Nicholas Mayor

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781793405852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

View: 2552


"How would you feel, if after all hard work and striving for many precious years, you realize that you wasted your entire life? To help you avoid facing such repenting feeling, the ancient yet effective philosophy of stoicism comes to your rescue. You wouldn’t be the first person to explore this unique way of living, our history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers including sport coaches to CEOs and celebrities—have already embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics. The Practical Stoicism is your step-by-step essential guide to teach you this ancient yet effective philosophy to help you selectively design your life full of wisdom and joy, while persevering in the face of toughest situations and adversities. This book will teach you the great wisdom of Stoic philosophers such as such as Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. This book is not merely simply explanation of the ancient philosophy, but the key emphasis of the book is to give you research supported, science backed practical and actionable tips to lead a stoic life. The Practical Stoicism is full of examples and life-scenarios to help you understand this philosophy better, so you can face the challenges of the world in the most practical way." - back cover.


The Practical Guide to the Stoic Philosophy and Art of Happiness in Modern Life to Help You Develop Your Self-Discipline, Critical Thinking and Mental Toughness and Live a Better Life

Author: Kevin Rhodes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999188382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 340


If you want to learn the Ancient Stoic secrets of a life well lived and how to practically implement them in your own life then keep reading... Do you want to learn the ancient secrets of Stoic joy and good life? Do you want to learn how to implement the philosophy in the modern world? Do you want actual Stoic strategies and practices that can drastically improve your own life? As humans one of our greatest fears is getting to the end of our lives and discover that we have wasted so much of it, instead we should feel we have done all we can to live the best life possible. In the modern world many of us may seem 'busy' but is what we are 'busy' with actually helping us live our best lives. Unfortunately, traditional schooling doesn't address the crucial questions such as how to live an amazing life, how to be truly happy, how to deal with crippling negative emotions and how to find joy in daily life just to name a few. Luckily, that's what the Ancient schools of philosophy were all about- especially Stoicism. Ancient Stoics would spend their lives philosophizing over how to live the best life, and their life changing advice is more applicable than ever in the crazy modern world we live in. In fact, as I found out, we are probably more in need than ever of a life guiding philosophy that helps us deal with the many various challenges that life continually throws at us. I was lucky enough to find Stoicism in a time in my life when everything seemed to be going wrong, thankfully it taught me not only how to deal with life's chaos but how to prepare ourselves for it, and to live a life that sets us up for unlimited amounts of joy and happiness, as well as being able to look back on satisfaction after a life well lived. And now, I want to show you how you can use the ancient wisdom of Stoicism in the modern life, but in a practical manner that will show you how Stoicism can be used to live an incredible life! What I realized after practicing Stoicism is the key is actually learning how to apply the philosophy into our own lives and that is why I have created this practical guide to the philosophy, and I hope Stoicism can be as amazing for you as it has been for me. Here is just a slither of what you will discover inside... -The secret to dealing with ALL of your negative emotions -The 5 keys to a life well lived -How to implement the Stoic greats advice in your own life today! -How more people than ever are using Stoicism to revolutionize their lives -Why depression rates are higher than ever in the modern world -Why the next iPhone isn't going to make you happy -11 Stoic practices to improve your Self-Discipline MASSIVELY! -The fundamental Stoicism history EVERY Stoic should know -Stop trying to deal with life's hardship by escaping it, do this instead -15 ESSENTIAL Stoic exercises to improve your daily life -The keys to a successful Stoic morning and evening routine -How to deal with life's chaos before it actually happens -Do this 1 thing to 10x your happiness in daily life -Why having a role model can be essential to success -Exactly how to find your life's purpose and live a life true to that -50+ Amazing Stoic Practices you can use in all areas of life! So, if you're ready to learn how the ancient secrets of stoicism can be applied to improve your life in the modern world then scroll up and click "add to cart"

In the Aftermath

Provocations and Laments

Author: David Bentley Hart

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802845738

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7051


This collection of essays, reviews, and columns published in popular journals and newspapers over the past few years comprise observations on culture, religion, and society at large--the virtuosic prose that readers expect from Hart.

Explorations in African Political Thought

Identity, Community, Ethics

Author: Teodros Kiros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136695729

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1010


This rich collection brings together many of the leading authorities on African political philosophy to present a variety of perspectives on this rapidly growing field. They seek to show that African philosophy can serve African people as a moral activity guided by the principles of practical reason in addressing problems of the basic structures of social, political, and economic institutions.

10-Minute Philosophy: From Buddhism to Stoicism, Confucius and Aristotle - Bite-Sized Wisdom From Some of History’s Greatest Thinkers

Author: Patrick King

Publisher: PublishDrive


Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 6410


Classic ideas and ancient concepts broken down for the modern age. A non-academic approach to better living and greater happiness. Philosophy doesn’t have to be pointless and boring. If we can cut through the difficult language and roundabout reasoning, we’ll find a treasure trove of knowledge and enlightenment. But don’t worry, this is no textbook. Feeling lost or looking for more? Let's borrow from thousands of years of answers. 10-Minute Philosophy is your quick introduction to philosophy - 6 of the most influential philosophies in history, to be exact. You’ll get a taste of the complexities, but walk away with real, practical advice to improve your life. Philosophy doesn’t need to be an ambiguous thought exercise; this book seeks to make it educational and useful. This is a mumbo-jumbo free zone. We’ll get straight to the point so you can get back to living your life. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and entrepreneur. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Understand different philosophies; educate yourself; find a path to what you want. •Buddhism’s solution for unhappiness, longing, and desire. •Why we should care about Descartes, demons, and dreams. •Aristotle’s pursuit of the ancient Greek concept of eudaemonia. •How to live in accordance with the Tao and find wu wei. •Marcus Aurelius and how to turn the obstacle upside down. •The massive cultural influence of Confucianism and what to do about it.


The Manual of Ancient Stoic Philosophy as a Way of Modern Life - A Beginner's Guide to Develop Mindset Through Critical Thinking and Self-Discipline, and to Increase Your Wisdom Daily

Author: David Drive

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781687094001


Page: 186

View: 6001


-- Buy the Paperback version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE -- Have you ever thought you could reach the deep joy? Do you want the gift of serenity and contentment? This is what STOICISM offers to you, with its simple and practical message of self-discipline and mindfulness. If you want to be inspired by the Stoic way of life, as well as some of history's greatest leaders, thinkers and innovators then keep reading... Since its birth 2.300 years ago in ancient Athens, Stoicism has helped countless people live better lives. This philosophy offers the achievement of happiness, with the strength to endure hardship. One of the most famous Stoic philosophers was born into slavery but was able to endure and overcome adversity with the help of Stoicism. The ideas of the former slave Epictetus are just as effective today as they were in his lifetime, teaching everyone, from soldiers to athletes, how to turn adversity into triumph. In the Stoic philosophy, whatever stands in your way becomes an opportunity. Almost forgotten for centuries, Stoicism has come back to life in recent years as a practical philosophy for everyone from Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and NFL players to leaders in business, politics, and the military. Just like the great Stoics of ancient times, today's leaders turn to Stoicism to learn how to rise above obstacles and develop a mindset of unshakeable strength and determination. This book will teach you the Stoic secret to happiness and true success. In this book, you will learn: Why stress and anxiety are caused by false judgments about what's important Why focusing on the things under your control can give you genuine freedom A simple strategy to develop a deep serenity that no one and nothing can take away from you How to stop suffering from anxiety about your career, relationships, and health Simple tips to lead others effectively The four emotional habits that cause unhappiness and how to recognize them The three emotional habits that bring lasting joy and how to cultivate them How to live with self-discipline and personal dignity How to get over feelings of regret, disappointment, and jealousy The best strategy to remain untroubled, even in the most challenging situations Some practices to feel happy, energized, and content with your life every single day A lot of inspirational quotes from the great Stoic philosophers Even if you've never heard of Stoicism and you've never tried to approach an ancient philosophy, this guide is may be for you the best choice because it is filled with practical examples and simple tips. Are you finally interested to take control of your own emotions, and learn the secret behind the success of history's most respected leaders? Scroll to the top of the page and click the BUY NOW button!