Seneca on relaxation and mindfulness…

“The mind must be given relaxation—it will rise improved and sharper after a good break. Just as rich fields must not be forced—for they will quickly lose their fertility if never given a break—so constant work on the anvil will fracture the force of the mind. But it regains its powers if it is set free and relaxed for a while.” ~

Seneca, On Tranquility Of Mind, 17.5

How true words survive the ages. Here Seneca reminds us to take a break. To “Chill out” and simply relax. Sometimes you have to slow down to move faster. Or perhaps stop altogether and reserve your strength for the long run.

With gratitude, Kevin “Doc” Burgess (The Lean Stoic)

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