But, what benefits would come from our disciplined minds if they weren’t only used to buffer us from crises? What if we set our minds up for a win, and get ourselves out of those situations instead of suffering them? We can only exist in stress-mode for so long before it becomes too much, and even our disciplined mind cannot help us.
Keep constant guard over your perceptions, for it is no small thing you are protecting, but your respect, trustworthiness and steadiness, peace of mind, (liberation) from pain and fear, in a word your freedom. For what would you sell these things?”
(Epictetus, Discourses, 4.3.6b-8)
No one can or will care about our peace of mind more than we can.
Defend it as if it were a great treasure… because it is.
(See y’all tomorrow)