Enchiridion

Quick access to all of my Stoic breakdowns of The Handbook of Epictetus.
Oct
13
Trust The Cosmic Perspective

Trust The Cosmic Perspective

Enchiridion Chapter 31/53: In this lesson from Epictetus, we explore the utility of having the cosmic perspective of life over the egoic perspective.
4 min read
Sep
06
Take Full Responsibility for Your Role in Relationships

Take Full Responsibility for Your Role in Relationships

Chapter 30/53: In this Stoic breakdown we look at the best way to think about our own role in relationships so we can maximize our wellbeing and effectiveness.
2 min read
Jul
10
Use The Mental Contrasting Method to End Dabbling and Achieve Mastery

Use The Mental Contrasting Method to End Dabbling and Achieve Mastery

Many of us spend our lives dabbling from one thing to the next without ever committing to anything with all our hearts. This makes us feel as though we've wasted our time and squandered our potential. So what's the solution?
6 min read
May
17
Stoic Cheat Sheet: Volume 2

Stoic Cheat Sheet: Volume 2

In this second volume of the Stoic Handbook cheat sheets, you can read the essential wisdom of chapters 5-10 of Epictetus' manual, and listen to companion audio reflections.
5 min read
May
10
Armour Yourself Against Mental Assault

Armour Yourself Against Mental Assault

Chapter 28/53: Why would we stop others from hurting us physically but allow them to do so emotionally?
2 min read
Mar
23
Nature Is Not Evil, It Just "Is"

Nature Is Not Evil, It Just "Is"

Chapter 27 / 53: In this lesson by Epictetus, reminds us of a common Stoic theme. We see that nature itself, as a whole, is neither good nor bad—we have the freedom to choose the meaning of reality in our response.
2 min read
Dec
21
The Stoic Antidote to Envy

The Stoic Antidote to Envy

Chapter 25 / 53: In this guide, Epictetus reminds us that in life there is always a price of admission to get the things we want. If we do not pay it, we cannot expect the goods. This way of thinking is very useful for navigating feelings of envy and bitterness.
2 min read
Sep
06
Epictetus on approval seeking

The Dangers of Approval Seeking

Chapter 23/53: In this lesson, Epictetus highlights an important issue we can run into when we chase the approval of others.
2 min read
Jul
12
The stoic path chapter 22 of Epictetus' handbook

Stay on the Stoic Path

Enchiridion Chapter 22/53: In this lesson, Epictetus encourages us to stick on the Stoic path even when people try to knock us off.
2 min read
May
31
Keep Death In Mind

Keep Death In Mind

Chapter 21/53: In this article, Epictetus shares with us a very simple strategy to grow in courage, prevent misfortune, increase gratitude, and gain wisdom.
3 min read