Meditations by Marcus Aurelius – Game Changer


Today I want to explore with you the practical wisdom contained in Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Written nearly 2,000 years ago, this classic text remains hugely relevant for how to live a meaningful, ethical life even now in the 21st century.

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. Though he ruled over a vast empire, Marcus was also a dedicated student of Stoic philosophy. He wrote his Meditations as a kind of personal journal and source of guidance. The book is filled with profound insights into human nature, virtue, resilience in hardship, and aligning one’s actions with universal good.

The key tenets of Stoicism that Marcus draws from include overcoming destructive emotions, living according to reason and natural law, upholding justice, having fortitude in adversity, learning self-discipline, and being a good member of society. He advises living each moment fully present and in service to others.

While some of the cultural context has shifted over time, Marcus’s core principles and humble, thoughtful style continue to inspire readers today. His wisdom transcends any one period or culture. I’d like to share Meditations and discuss how we can apply Stoic ideals to lead more purposeful, ethical lives even amidst the chaos of the modern world.

You don’t need to be considered a Stoic to live by these insights. Like all things, take what resonates personally.

Let me know if this works for you and sets the stage for a thoughtful discussion of Marcus Aurelius and integrating Stoic philosophy into daily life. I’m looking forward to exploring this topic further!

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
— Marcus Aurelius


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