The Stoic Jew

Does Insomnia Even Matter? (Aurelius - Meditations 6:1-2; 2:14)

December 18, 2023 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 13 Episode 9
The Stoic Jew
Does Insomnia Even Matter? (Aurelius - Meditations 6:1-2; 2:14)
Show Notes

Length: 22 minutes
Synopsis: And we're back! By "we" I mean The Stoic Jew Podcast AND my insomnia! :D I've been up since 3:35am this morning, and I decided to make a podcast episode about my latest Stoic Jew take on my situation, based on the words of Marcus Aurelius and Koheles (Ecclesiastes), as explained by Ralbag (Gersonides).

Related Episodes about Insomnia:
- Blaming My Insomnia on Satan
- A Cure for Insomnia … I Hope
- Applying Epictetus to My Insomnia
- Post-Insomnia Stoic Jew Self-Talk
- When Life Gives You Insomnia, Bake a Cake and Rejoice in Yisurin
- Purim, Providence, and 600 Days of Gratitude

Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 6:1-2; 2:14
- Ralbag (Gersonides), Commentary on Koheles (Ecclesiastes) 9:10-12
- Gandalf, the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

Other:
- Natalie Goldberg, Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku
- Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
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