Carpe Diem

“Let us therefore set out whole-heartedly, leaving aside our many distractions and exert ourselves in this single purpose, before we realize too late the swift and unstoppable flight of time and are left behind. As each day arises, welcome it as the very best day of all, and make it your own possession. We must seize what flees.” – Seneca, Moral Letters, 108.27b-28a

Seize the day is spoken so often its more of a bumper sticker than a war-cry. When you say you do your best, is it truly, or are you placating yourself?

To seize the day is to do so with such wild abandon and belief it becomes a part of you. It isn’t a this or that, it just is. It becomes true, the solid feel of your soul as a part of the identity. Seize the day is you in its current true form and is real in its form.

This passage was borrowed from Ryan Holiday’s ‘The Daily Stoic’, which I have been reading as a primer to my morning routine. It was used to unlock some thoughts and to encourage insight in the form of the written word.

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