Tag Archives: stoicism

[PODCAST] #341: Making Progress With Meditation

Kyle Davis of The Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center returns to continue our discussion about meditation. I have been practicing regularly for 4-5 months now and I have a few new questions and observations. Kyle originally appeared on episode #275:A Better State of Mind: Introduction to Meditation A review of the basics and what we covered last time: -it is an active process -trying to strengthen the mind -contemplation - bringing in an idea or feeling -the placement -holding it there -It's a practice, it takes work and time, feel clumsy -posture, body as an antenna, be comfortable and alert, straight back -have the body in a way that it can stay still, legs crossed -rest eyes with a little light ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #340: Nihilism, Nietzsche and The NAP – Nick Hazelton Interviews Brett

This a 55-minute selection from a conversation with Nick Hazelton of Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast. He invited me on his show to discuss all of the topics you saw in the title. Nick is a sixteen-year-old aspiring yak herder who has spent the last year learning his way out of schooling. He also appears on The Freedom Feens radio show. I interviewed him on Episode 300 of School Sucks Podcast, Dropping Out and Nihilism. We first met Nick in April of 2014. Look Closer: Polycentric law - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycentric_law Nihilism - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihilism Polycentric Law, by Tom W. Bell - http://osf1.gmu.edu/~ihs/w91issues.html The Feasibility of Privately Produced Law - http://www.cis.org.au/images/stories/policy-magazine/1999-autumn/1999-15-1-tom-bell.pdf Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast - http://an-yak.com/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin ...

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[PODCAST] #335: Stoicism and Empathy (Brett on Sex, Lies and Anarchy)

Antigone, Nick and I discuss my conversations with Bill Buppert. Antigone expresses some concerns about Stoicism, while Nick defends and further explains the philosophy. This podcast includes tangents into empathy, slavery, Consequentialism and dystopian future scenarios. Bill Buppert's Stoicism Reading List: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better acquainted with the philosophy: The Obstacle Is The Way: Tim Ferriss Audio Edition Here is the most comprehensive list I could find that I agree with all the choices: Stoicsm Books This is a terrific resource and dirt cheap on Amazon:The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers: The Complete Extant Writings of Epicurus, ...

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[PODCAST] #331: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 2 – Techniques For Less Worry and More Action

A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination We CAN transform worry into rational action RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY includes: 1. Thinking Techniques 2. Emotional Techniques 3. Behavioral Techniques THINKING TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of living consciously -THE ABC TOOL: + D and E -(D) Dispute: Scientific Method – find proof, active process, thinking can just run on unevaluated -(E) Effective new philosophy: thought through some repetition -Modeling or Mentoring -My time at Tragedy and Hope -Looking into people, not up to them -Teaching -Semantic precision -GTD, do actions, not projects EMOTIONAL TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of self-acceptance -Rational-emotive imagery: (the stoic action of negative visualization) ...

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[PODCAST] #330: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 1 – The ABCs of Worrying

A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination -Brett's podcast performance anxiety -Can we transform worry into rational action? RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY: -Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT -an answer to Behaviorism -replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones -meditation lessons -REBT and Stoicism -REBT criticisms -psychological issues have 3 components: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic THE THREE TYPES OF WORRY: -conditions (distant) -discomfort (interpersonal) -ego (self) THE ABC TOOL: -Activating Event/Agitation/Adversity -Beliefs 1) list the irrational Beliefs (list the beliefs that led to your reaction/behavior) 2) list replacement rational Beliefs (are measurable, objective, rooted in reality) -Consequences (of A) your self defeating behaviors that ...

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[PODCAST] #327: Stoicism (4 of 4 – Seven Leadership Choices), With Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to conclude our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. Deciding what kind of person you want to be 2. The choice between a quest for status and the search for achievement 3. The vital need to resist the corrosive influence of bureaucratization on the Stoic spirit 4. Avoiding "neutrality" in a moral crisis 5. Deciding how to make the best of adversity 6. Recognizing the price we may have to pay when we choose an act out of conscience or principle 7. Understanding the nature of courage as a conscious choice to submit oneself to the spirit of endurance "What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. ...

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Podcast #299 (Supplemental): Remember To Be Kind To Yourself…Seriously

Brett, Wes Bertrand and Carlos Morales all in the studio together for the first time ever. For a recent episode of Truth Over Comfort Podcast, Carlos invited us to discuss hedonism and libertinism, but the conversation become so much more. Edited by Brett Some Highlights Hedonism Balancing Pleasure and Responsibility Libertarianism and rebellion Stoicism and Epicureanism Rand's unrealistic heroes Meditation Getting Things Done self-destructive behaviors as the result of self-shaming Expressing concern empathetically Making the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem explicit Hearing the word "should" when it isn't there Keeping people at arms length Spheres of personal influence and control Bumper Music: Andy Grammer - Back Home Look Closer: Wes Bertrands Site: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/

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