I realise now that the “exercise” is just reading the passage. Yesterday I was puzzled because there was no other activity prescribed.
I found this discussion of prosoche and its equivalent in CBT very interesting. It wasn’t completely unfamiliar to me, because a few months ago I met someone who had done CBT and we had a discussion comparing it with Stoicism.
My plans for the day keep being interrupted and nothing I rehearsed as part of my morning meditation is now going to take place.