Today’s The Daily Stoic reading, “The Fountain of Goodness,” asks that we seek the goodness within.

I resist the temptation to share The Daily Stoic readings, lest I forget that the lesson is mine, but this one…

The reading starts with a Marcus Aurelius quote: “Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging.”

I’ve always known that the goodness is within and now I teach about going within to connect with your inner artist. After all, all the magic is within.

But what happens to the goodness? Do we lose it? Does it spoil or wear out?

I like to believe that goodness has a perpetual shelf life and never rots or spoils. So what gives?

We stop going to the fountain. Distracted by all the noise and chaos around us, we forget to keep digging and go within.

The authors of The Daily Stoic conclude today’s reading with this thought that landed on my heart like a loving embrace. I hope it will resonate with you as well.

“Goodness isn’t something that’s going to be delivered by mail. You have to dig it up inside your own soul. You find it within your own thoughts, and you make it with your own actions.”

We’re born with the goodness within, and it’s always there, waiting for us to go within and rediscover it.

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