“The greatest portion of peace of mind is doing nothing wrong. Those who lack self-control live disorientated and disturbed lives.” – Seneca, Moral Letters, 105.7
Your mind can be a prison for good or bad. But regardless of the outcome, be sure you can live with it. The power of knowing you did nothing wrong is a profound and liberating feeling. One can say what they want about you, but the truth and your mind will also create the calm in a storm.
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.