Synopsis: In past episodes we’ve talked about how “live each day as if it might be your last” is easy to say but difficult to implement. One of the biggest obstacles to this mentality is the fact that, statistically speaking, it’s likely that this will NOT be your last day. This past (last?) Yom Tov I stumbled upon a way to overcome this obstacle. Like many ideas in Stoicism and Mishlei, this one isn’t a chidush (novel insight) – and yet, it helped me to truly be present in the simchas ha’chag (joy of the festival), and I hope I’ll be able to bring this awareness into what remains of my post-chag life.
- Aurelius, Meditations 7:69
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Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
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