SLRP: L. On Our Blindness And Its Cure



“…[Ye]t the first steps in the approach to [virtue] are toilsome, because it is characteristic of a weak and diseased mind to fear that which is unfamiliar. The mind must, therefore, be forced to make a beginning; from then on, the medicine is not bitter; for just as soon as it is curing us it begins to give pleasure. One enjoys other cures only after health is restored, but a draught of philosophy is at the same moment wholesome and pleasant.”

My own practice seemed to have plateaued a few months back.  More than a few, now maybe.  And in the last couple weeks, even begun to slip.  This is a good call to action.  Thank you for it.


Part of Michel Daw’s Reading Plan of Seneca’s Letters.

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