About the Book

“Living Like a Stoic” is a comprehensive exploration into the ancient philosophy of Stoicism and its enduring relevance in our modern lives. The book is intended to serve both as an introduction for newcomers to Stoicism and as an in-depth study for those already familiar with the philosophy, seeking a practical guide for everyday application.

The first part of the book, “Understanding Stoicism”, is comprised of a series of chapters that delve into the foundations of Stoicism. Beginning with the historical context, we journey through the lives and teachings of central Stoic figures, like Gaius Musonius Rufus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus, and explore their contributions to the philosophy.

The second part of the book, “Stoicism in Practice”, invites readers to the practical application of Stoicism. This section takes theoretical concepts and translates them into actionable steps that readers can integrate into their daily lives. Topics covered include embracing Amor Fati (love of fate), practicing negative visualization, understanding the Dichotomy of Control, and employing the ‘view from above’ technique. Each chapter in this section is structured with personal anecdotes, step-by-step guidance, reflection points, and actionable challenges, making the philosophy highly accessible and practical.

In the final section, “Living as a Stoic”, we discuss the Stoic path and its implications for personal development, success, and happiness. We discuss how to deal with challenges and adversities, and how to lead a life of virtue and tranquillity. This section reinforces the Stoic teachings and provides further insight into how to make Stoicism a lifestyle.

“Living Like a Stoic” bridges the gap between ancient wisdom and modern life, offering a path of serenity, resilience, and fulfilment in a world full of distractions and challenges. It is not just a book but a manual for life, a friend in difficult times, and a compass for moral and ethical dilemmas. The goal of the book is to empower readers to understand and apply Stoic principles in order to lead more peaceful and meaningful lives.

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Release date: 15th August, 2023