“Establish business relations with poverty.”
These 10-15 minutes are gold. I revisit this letter of Seneca at least once a quarter, and I hope you find this episode equally powerful.
The careful listener will find an extremely practical blueprint (and exercises) for optimizing performance in high-stress situations.
If you only have 60 seconds for one highlight, pay particular attention to this passage.
If you enjoy the teachings, I highly recommend listening to (or reading) more of Seneca’s letters. All of my favorites can be found in the audiobook, The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master. If you prefer a written version of the Tao of Seneca, you can find it here for free.
- Listen to it on iTunes.
- Stream by clicking here.
- Download both as MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”
Want to hear another segment of The Tao of Seneca and dig deeper into stoicism? — Listen to On Groundless Fears. In this episode, I dig deeper into the value of stoicism and examining unfounded fears and untested assumptions (stream below or right-click here to download):
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: How has listening to Seneca’s teachings changed or improved your life? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Scroll below for links and show notes…
- On keeping holiday without extravagance [8:02]
- Testing the constancy of one’s mind [10:05]
- The benefits of finding pleasure in scanty fair [13:22]
- Ungoverned anger begets madness [15:20]
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