The Noonday Devil: How to Combat Acedia

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Do the Coronavirus lockdowns have you feeling down? Do you feel a bit lazier, despondent or discouraged right now? You'll find a lot of common ground with the guys in this episode.

In this episode, the gents give you a step-by-step breakdown with wisdom from saints and philosophers (and themselves!) to help you overcome acedia and all its ill fruits.

Show Highlights:

  • The relationship between acedia and Escapism.
  • Why we need prudent reflection and a daily examen in order to overcome acedia.
  • The powers of "reverse scheduling."
  • Why humility and gratitude are the chief responses of a saintly man to acedia.
  • The importance of prayer and work - "ora et labora."
  • What is contradiction and why is it useful in overcoming acedia?
  • Memento Mori - how the remembrance of death can help you beat this demon.
  • How to cultivate manly perseverance and why it's important in your battle to be free of acedia.
  • How and why should you learn to be uncomfortable?

Resources:

View the full show notes here.

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