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.
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.
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?
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.
Armour Yourself Against Mental Assault
Chapter 28/53: Why would we stop others from hurting us physically but allow them to do so emotionally?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.