Meditations

Meditations Written In Greek, Without Any Intention Of Publication, By The Only Roman Emperor Who Was Also A Philosopher, The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius AD 121 180 Offer A Remarkable Series Of Challenging Spiritual Reflections And Exercises Developed As The Emperor Struggled To Understand Himself And Make Sense Of The Universe Ranging From Doubt And Despair To Conviction And Exaltation, They Cover Such Diverse Topics As The Nature Of Moral Virtue, Human Rationality, Divine Providence, And Marcus Own Emotions But While The Meditations Were Composed To Provide Personal Consolation And Encouragement, In Developing His Beliefs Marcus Aurelius Also Created One Of The Greatest Of All Works Of Philosophy A Timeless Collection Of Extended Meditations And Short Aphorisms That Has Been Consulted And Admired By Statesmen, Thinkers And Readers Through The Centuries. In many important ways, the reflections of Marcus Aurelius 121 180 crystallize the philosophical wisdom of the Greco Roman world This little book was written as a diary to himself while emperor fighting a war out on the boarder of the Roman Empire and today this book is known to us as The Meditations.The Roman philosophers are not as well known or as highly regarded as Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, or Zeno the Stoic and for a simple reason the Roman thinkers were n In many important ways, the reflections of Marcus Aurelius 121 180 crystallize the philosophical wisdom of the Greco Roman world This little book was written as a diary to himself while emperor fighting a war out on the boarder o
When I was a freshman in college, I lived in a dorm My roommate was on the football team He would write inspiring things on poster board and hang them in our room often on the ceiling above his bed to motivate himself He favored straightforward sentiments like never give up The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius did not hang motivational posters for inspiration Instead, he kept a journal in which he collected his thoughts about how to live well MEDITATIONS is that book Most people have heard When I was a freshman in college, I lived in a dorm My roommate was on the football team He would write inspiring things on poster board and hang them in our room often on the ceiling above his bed to motivate himself He favored straightforward sentiments like never give up The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius did not hang motivational posters for inspiration Instead, he kept a journal in which he collected his thoughts about how to live well MEDITATIONS is that book Most people have heard that Aurelius counsels to expect the worst and you will never be disappointed While that is part of what he has to say, it is not the most interesting of what he has to say At his most thoughtful, Aurelius calls on us to ask the best of ourselves and never mind the behavior of others His MEDITATIONS is a work of motivational advi
Look within do not allow the special quality or worth of anything to pass you byI love this quote and I love the wisdom that runs through this book It s such a simple idea and it is also a very true one Make the most of everything and everyone, of every situation and chance that life throws your way because when they have passed, we may not get them again.Marcus Aurelius is full of logic and revealing comments about life, death and the universe His meditations are very open and very honLook within do not allow the special quality or worth of anything to pass you byI love this quote and I lo
Marcus Aurelius must have been a prolific reader He sure was a prolific note taker, for these meditations are surely his study notes after all he was a philosopher from age 12 I don t know of the publishing system at the time but where are the detailed footnotes and references Marcus Aurelius is quite a wise man or at least he read enough wise men He sure nailed it as far
Marcus gives us wise advice about using the Internet, particularly social networking sites because most of what we say and do is not essential If you can eliminate it, you ll havetime andtranquillity Ask yourself at every moment, is this necessary He shares his opinions on the worst types of modern professional He does not approve of lobbyists and is rightly worried about their influence on the legislative process We should heed his words so long as the law is safe, so i Marcus gives us wise advice about using the Internet, particularly social networking sites because most of what we say and do is not essential If you can eliminate it, you ll havetime andtranquillity Ask yourself at every moment,
THINK ABOUT IT Never before have I given a five star rating to a book of which I had only read 9% However, this book is special in many ways, and if the beginning is any indication of the author s thoughts and reflections, it merits this rating I eagerly await my future readings of this splendid work.Like the Bible, it can be opened to any page, and the passage will resonate with most people at various times in their life Each passage stands by itself and is not dependent upon what had preced THINK ABOUT IT Never before have I gi
If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Wearing Mismatched Socks at Work is Empowering Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays trans Concentrate every minute like a Roman like a man on doing what s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice And on freeing yourself from all other distractions Yes, you can if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop lett If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Wearing Mismatched Socks at Work is Empowering Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays trans Concentrate every minute like a Roman like a man on doing what s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice And on freeing yourself from all other distractions Yes, you can if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self centered , irrit
Another great influence in my life this was the personal philosophical diary of the last good emperor of the Roman Empire In this work Marcus Aurelius draws a picture Stoicism as a philosophy that I call Buddhism with balls It is a harsh self discipline that trains its practitioners to be champions of a sort Champions of what Mastery of the self The heart of the book is that in order to make oneself free, they must train themselves to become indifferent to externals The externals ar Another great influence in my life this was the personal philosophical diary of the last good emperor of the Roman Empire In this work Marcus Aurelius draws a picture Stoicism as a philosophy that I call Buddhism with balls It is a harsh self discipline that trains its practitioners to be champions of a sort Champions of what Mastery of the self The heart of the book is that in order to make oneself free, they must train themselves to become indifferent to externals The externals are those elements in life of which we have no or little control our ethnicity, sex appeal, intelligence, lifespan, the opinions of others, etc We must also become very aware of the one thing which we do have control over our perceptions Through harsh self analysis, training of the reason and self discipline, we can learn to take control of our perceptions, and in this way become impervious to all misfortune suffering Through this practice one cuts the puppet strings by which most people are jerk
This basically consists of Marcus Aurelius repeating, Get it together, Marcus to himself over and over again over the course of 12 chapters SPOILER ALERT The time during which you are alive is very very brief compared to the time during which you did not exist and will not exist People who wrong you only do so from ignorance, and if you can correct them without being a jerk about it, you should do so You are a little soul dragging around a corpse Whether or not things injure you lies in This basically consists of Marcus Aurelius repeating, Get it together, Marcus to himself over and over again over the course of 12 chapters SPOILER ALERT The time during which you are alive is very very brief compared to the time during
By today s standards, a bog standard blog.The only reason that this was preserved in the first place is that the author happened to be a Roman emperor That, and that ancient Rome didn t have LiveJournal The only reason that Meditations is still being published today

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  • Paperback
  • 85 pages
  • Meditations
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • English
  • 01 February 2017
  • 0146000633