While many swear by Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations. My favourite philosopher is Seneca. Something about the way he frames his arguements. The topics he chooses, resonate best with me. I’m currently reading On the Shortness of Life, which is incredibly apt for this new path of reclaiming my time. This line comes early on:
It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it…So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it.
While the whole book is filled with so much goodness, this one also resonated:
But learning how to live takes a whole life, and, which may surprise you more, it takes a whole life to learn how to die.