Friday, April 19, 2024
Mitochondrial Health

#90 – Ryan Vacation: Stillness, stoicism, and struggling much less

On this episode, Ryan Vacation, creator of Stillness is the Key, shares the profound influence that stoic philosophy has had on his private life and his profession as a profitable author. Ryan stresses the significance of stillness in a contemporary world set as much as encourage the alternative and lays out the most effective methods to develop stillness in your life. He additionally explains the damaging nature of being pushed by ego, in addition to the perils of jealousy and anger, and gives sensible steps you’ll be able to take to keep away from these dangerous states. 


We focus on:

  • Has a extra related world improved or worsened our lives? [2:15];
  • Penalties of a very safe life, residing within the current, & the misperception of limitless time [5:45];
  • Stoicism 101: The definition and origins of stoic philosophy [15:45];
  • Ryan’s profession transition into writing, and his tackle what makes a guide or enterprise profitable [26:45];
  • Storytelling—The upside and draw back of telling tales and self narrative [36:15];
  • Does attaining success have to come back from a spot of craving and proving others fallacious? And what are the prices of constructing a legacy? [38:45];
  • Ego—complicated ego with confidence, indicators your ego is displaying, & antidotes to the unfavorable results of ego [52:45];
  • Ryan’s recommendation to Peter about writing (and ending) his guide [1:06:30];
  • Stillness—what it’s, the way it compares to meditation, & the obstacles to attaining stillness [1:10:30];
  • Ryan’s morning routine, relationship along with his smartphone, and the way he avoids falling sufferer to the trimmings of know-how and a hyperconnected world [1:17:40];
  • The perils of jealousy and envy [1:24:15];
  • Easy methods to stay within the second in a contemporary world not designed for stillness [1:32:15];
  • How the concept of “dying properly” may help you reside higher [1:36:00];
  • How has fatherhood impacted Ryan’s philosophies on stillness and residing within the second? [1:39:45];
  • Easy methods to make your favourite day your daily [1:42:00];
  • Essentially the most dependable methods for growing stillness [1:47:30];
  • Anger—what the stoics say about anger, outrage in politics, & why extra anger isn’t the answer [2:02:00];
  • Easy methods to observe Ryan’s work [2:12:00]; and
  • Extra.


Has a extra related world improved or worsened our lives? [2:15]

-Peter begins by asking Ryan about life on a farm

  • Ryan lives in a house on a farm for a part of the yr outdoors of Austin, TX
  • The web isn’t good and the telephone sign is misplaced if you happen to depart the home
  • The silence created by not have a connection to the world: “It creates a form of a man-made silence, which is nice.”

How have smartphones improved or worsened our lives?

  • Ryan feedback that when smartphones first got here out if felt prefer it gave us extra freedom
  • However because the know-how improved, now you can be reached always whether or not texting, calls, emails, and social media channels
  • As soon as I used to be carrying [smartphones] round in my pocket and I may at all times entry them, they had been at all times there, that’s when it turned a lot worse.”

-Peter’s take:

  • There’s a steadiness, an optimization level, that was missed and we’ve now gone too far.
  • We nonetheless have extra to realize on the max if the target is getting cash for the businesses that produce issues like that (nevertheless it’s extra sophisticated from a private perspective)


Penalties of a very safe life, residing the current, & the misperception of limitless time [5:45]

What’s the strangest or most stunning factor a few farm? …

{finish of present notes preview}

Would you want entry to in depth present notes and references for this podcast (and extra)?

Check out this post to see an instance of what the substantial present notes appear like. Develop into a member in the present day to get entry.

Become a Member

Ryan Vacation

Ryan Vacation is the bestselling creator of Stillness is the Key, Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, Conspiracy and different books about advertising, tradition, and the human situation. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared all over the place from the New York Instances to Quick Firm. His firm, Brass Verify, has suggested corporations reminiscent of Google, TASER, and Complicated, in addition to multiplatinum musicians and among the greatest authors on this planet. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Web sites:

Similar Posts