Receive without pride, let go without attachment.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 8.33
Today’s lesson is an exercise in humility and non-attachment, and as such, it’s not meant to be taken lightly. Today’s lesson, when practiced diligently, will grant us the ability to distinguish the trivial from the important, a crucial ability when being humble and not attaching to things.
What’s this got to do with duty? Well, I believe it's focusing on our duty that helps us stay in a space where we can, with greater ease, become humble and not attach to things and circumstances. By concentrating on that which is beyond us, beyond our identity, beyond the individual, we can become the sagacious Stoic (or sagacious ‘whatever’) we’re training to be.
(See y’all tomorrow)