The Stoic Jew

100 Days of Gratitude (Seneca - Letter #81: On Benefits)

October 15, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 6 Episode 6
The Stoic Jew
100 Days of Gratitude (Seneca - Letter #81: On Benefits)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today’s episode I reflect on my 100th day of gratitude journaling! I focus on two of the many benefits I’ve gained from this practice: (1) a little something I call “premeditatio gratias,” and (2) a developmental tool for “amor fati,” inspired by an interpretation of a phrase in Modim by the Ri Bar Yakar and Rashi.

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Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- The Gratitude Accountability Experiment (Aurelius – Meditations 9:6) 

Sources:
- Seneca, Letters #81 and #91
- Ri Bar Yakar on Modim
- Rashi on Tehilim 60:6
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Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
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