I started meditating again when I heard someone else share why they started meditating again.
“As a leader and decision-maker I needed to be the calmest, coolest person in the room when there’s chaos around us. Meditation helps me do that.”
I knew I needed to be that too.
Seneca (the old Stoic) wrote, “Once [your mind] gets in the habit of blind panic, it can’t provide for its own safety. For it doesn’t really avoid danger, it just runs away. Yet we are exposed to greater danger with our backs turned.”
I want to be the coolest person in the room amidst the chaos.
And I want to prime my mind for calm—not panic.
(This thought was spurred by a meditation in The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday.)