The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness

The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness

by Jonas Salzgeber

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Overview

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

– Epictetus, Stoic philosopher

Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?

While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were.

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self.

A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783952506905
Publisher: Jonas Salzgeber
Publication date: 01/28/2019
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 92,621
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: WHAT IS STOICISM

Chapter 1: The Promise of Stoic Philosophy

Chapter 2: A Quick History Lesson

Chapter 3: The Stoic Happiness Triangle

Chapter 4: The Villain: Negative Emotions Get in the Way

PART 2: 55 STOIC PRACTICES

PREPARING PRACTICES

Practice 1: The Stoic Art of Acquiescence: Accept and Love Whatever Happens

Practice 2: Undertake Actions with a Reserve Clause

Practice 3: What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way

Practice 4: Remind Yourself of the Impermanence of Things

Practice 5: Contemplate Your Own Death

Practice 6: Consider Everything as Borrowed from Nature

Practice 7: Negative Visualization: Foreseeing Bad Stuff

Practice 8: Voluntary Discomfort

Practice 9: Prepare Yourself for the Day: The Stoic Morning Routine

Practice 10: Review Your Day: The Stoic Evening Routine

Practice 11: Keep a Role Model in Mind: Contemplate the Stoic Sage

Practice 12: Stoic Aphorisms: Keep Your “Weapons” Ready at Hand

Practice 13: Play Your Given Roles Well

Practice 14: Eliminate the Nonessential

Practice 15: Forget Fame

Practice 16: Like a Minimalist: Live Simple

Practice 17: Take Back Your Time: Cut Out News and Other Timewasters

Practice 18: Win at What Matters

Practice 19: Become an Eternal Student

Practice 20: What Do You Have to Show for Your Years?

Practice 21: Do What Needs to Get Done

SITUATIONAL PRACTICES: HOW TO DEAL WITH YOURSELF WHEN LIFE GETS TOUGH?

Practice 22: Your Judgment Harms You

Practice 23: How to Deal With Grief

Practice 24: Choose Courage and Calm over Anger

Practice 25: Beat Fear with Preparation and Reason

Practice 26: Blame Your Expectations

Practice 27: Pain and Provocation: Great Opportunities for Virtue

Practice 28: The Equanimity Game

Practice 29: The Anti-Puppet Mindset

Practice 30: Life Is Supposed to Be Challenging

Practice 31: What’s so Troublesome Here and Now?

Practice 32: Count Your Blessings

Practice 33: Other-ize

Practice 34: Take the Bird’s-Eye View

Practice 35: It’s the Same Old Things

Practice 36: Meat Is Dead Animal: Observe Objectively

Practice 37: Avoid Rashness: Test Your Impressions

Practice 38: Do Good, Be Good

SITUATIONAL PRACTICES: HOW TO HANDLE YOURSELF WHEN OTHER PEOPLE CHALLENGE YOU?

Practice 39: We Are All Limbs of the Same Body

Practice 40: Nobody Errs on Purpose

Practice 41: Find Your Own Faults

Practice 42: Forgive and Love Those Who Stumble

Practice 43: Pity Rather than Blame the Wrongdoer

Practice 44: Kindness Is Strength

Practice 45: How to Deal with Insults

Practice 46: Scratches Happen In Training

Practice 47: Don’t Abandon Others nor Yourself

Practice 48: For Such a Small Price, Buy Tranquility

Practice 49: Put Yourself in Other People’s Shoes

Practice 50: Choose Your Company Wel

Practice 51: Don’t Judge But Yourself

Practice 52: Do Good, Not Only No Evil

Practice 53: Say Only What’s Not Better Left Unsaid

Practice 54: Listen with the Intent to Understand

Practice 55: Lead by Example

Acknowledgments

Selected Bibliography

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