On Being Well - According to Seneca


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Welcome to Sundays with Seneca on the Perennial Meditations podcast. Join us as we search for ancient lessons for modern life in the writings and Stoic philosophy of Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
In a letter known today as On Brawn and Brains, Seneca wrote, "The old Romans had a custom which survived even into my lifetime. They would add to the opening words of a letter: “If you are well, it is well; I also am well.” Persons like ourselves would do well, to say. “If you are studying philosophy, it is well.” For this is just what “being well” means. Without philosophy, the mind is sickly, and the body, too [...]
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