The Enchiridion - Part 38

In walking about as you take care not to step on a nail or to sprain your foot, so take care not to damage your own ruling faculty: and if we observe this rule in every act, we shall undertake the act with more security.

Our mental state is at least as important to us as our body, so we should afford it the same level of care. It's easy to let situations or people affect our thinking; to take us away from mindfulness and Stoic joy. If we're aware of the potential for this to happen, just as we are aware of the potential pain of stepping on a nail, we can take measures to avoid it.

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