Instructions for Audio Recordings
Some people have asked for more guidance on when and how to use the audio recordings. All recordings are in MP3 format and can be downloaded, usually by right-clicking on the link and selecting “Save as…”, although this depends on the browser you’re using. People using iPhones or other Apple devices may have to import the MP3 files to their iTunes library to play them on their devices, unless they’re using a third-party app. MP3 files are playable on almost any device, though. You’ll find it much easier to use these recordings on headphones.
Morning and Evening Meditation Routine
These are longer, optional recordings starting with some explanation, followed by an exercise. If you want to you can listen to these the first time you do the daily morning and evening routines, to help give yourself more structure, but don’t worry if you don’t have time, just use the shorter recordings, or do the morning and evening routines yourself, by following the instructions in the Handbook.
Morning and Evening Meditation (Exercise Only)
We recommend listening to these the first time you do the morning and evening meditation, to help guide you and provide some structure to the exercise. They’re quite brief but will help by providing an example of how to approach these daily exercises.
Stoic Attitudes Meditation Script
This is optional but many people have reported finding it useful and some participants, previously, listened to it every day. It contains some relaxation exercises and scripted Stoic affirmations, similar to the attitudes in SABS. If you don’t have much time, you may just want to listen to this on the first or second day of Stoic Week. This is a mainly verbal contemplative exercise.
Stoic Mindfulness and Premeditation Exercise
This is a longer and more challenging exercise. It’s intended for use on Saturday (Day 6 of Stoic Week), which is entitled “Preparation for Adversity”, and based around the same concept. This is a more visual contemplative exercise.
The View from Above
Our previous feedback suggested this was among the most popular exercises. It’s a bit longer than some of the others but not very demanding. This is designed to be done on Sunday (Day 7 of Stoic Week), which is entitled “The View from Above” and based around the same concept. This is a much more visual contemplative exercise.