The Stoic Jew

EFT: The Future of Thinking About the Future (Seneca - Letter #91; Aurelius 9:30; 12:24)

July 18, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 9 Episode 5
The Stoic Jew
EFT: The Future of Thinking About the Future (Seneca - Letter #91; Aurelius 9:30; 12:24)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today's episode I discuss what I believe will be my next level-up in Premeditatio Malorum. It's a technique called EFT (Episodic Future Thinking), and I learned about it from a book I'm reading by Jane McGonigal. After recapping my overview (which I wrote about in a blog post, linked below) we examine some of the many Stoic/Mishleic benefits of this practice. I'm certainly excited about what this practice will yield in my own future, and I hope I can get you excited about it as well!

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- EFT Training: A Summer 2022 Experiment
- Judaism and the Benefits of EFT
- XTREME Premeditatio Malorum, Vaynerchuk Style
- Why Do You Value Stoicism as a Jew?

- Seneca, Letter #91
- Jane McGonigal – Imaginable: How to see the future coming and feel ready for anything – even things that seem impossible today, pp.27; 82-83
- Saadia Gaon, Introduction to Mishlei
- Mishlei 24:31-34
- Aurelius, Medidtations 9:30; 12:24
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