The Stoic Jew

Applying Epictetus to My Insomnia (Epictetus - Discourses 2:18)

May 27, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 9
The Stoic Jew
Applying Epictetus to My Insomnia (Epictetus - Discourses 2:18)
Show Notes

Synopsis: My insomnia has been particularly bad lately ... OR HAS IT? This episode begins with a recap of Epictetus's approach to "impressions," the Jewish counterpart of which is what Shlomo ha'Melech refers to as ormah ("cunning"). I then walk you through an application of this perspective to my own problem of chronic insomnia, which was the involuntary co-sponsor of today's episode.

Note: I recorded this on Wednesday. My sleep improved the next night, but - due to recent events and upcoming events - I have a feeling the trend is likely to continue for a couple of weeks.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- A Stoic Cure for Insomnia ... I Hope
- (I feel like I've spoken about my insomnia on other episodes, but I can't seem to recall which.

- Epictetus, Discourses 2:18
- Rabbeinu Yonah on Mishlei 1:4
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