The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks

Guided Meditation: Seneca's Stoic Evening Reflection

October 29, 2020 Jon Brooks
The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks
Guided Meditation: Seneca's Stoic Evening Reflection
Show Notes

“When the light has been removed and my wife has fallen silent, aware of this habit that’s now mine, I examine my entire day and go back over what I’ve done and said, hiding nothing from myself, passing nothing by.”

— Seneca

Last week, I shared with The Complete Stoic Morning Meditation

Following on from this, I will share the evening contemplation. 

Both are fantastic standalone contemplations, but work even better when combined. 

If our goal is to develop excellence of character (virtue), we must do three things: 

  1. Reinforce good behavior 
  2. Notice poor behavior 
  3. Set goals to improve behavior 


This is exactly what Seneca recommended. I have put together this short contemplation for you to listen to every night to review your day.

Imagine if, for the next 365 days, you took an honest look at your character each night and set small realistic goals for the next day…

Those 0.1% changes would lead to a significant change in behavior.

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