Book Journeys - Meditations Book 4 - by Marcus Aurelius - On Quietening the mind

When faced with difficulties turn to these two things - Remember that external things, people, circumstances cannot harm us, it is only the judgements within that can torment us. All suffering comes from thought, so quieten your mind. Remember that things change. Whatever is tormenting us now will be gone…

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On dealing with death - seneca

We all know that we have to die sometime.Then why, when it appears, do we pull back and tremble in fear. We will go where all things go, where billions have gone before us. It is as frequent, normal and common as eating and defecating. It is nothing special.…

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On being oneself - Nietzsche

God is dead - Nietzsche This statements means much more than the initial, often knee jerk, atheistic interpretation. The following alternative interpretations are extremely stoic in nature. Develop your own strengths. This statement encourages us to stop projecting the good character traits and virtues to an external divine being. Instead…

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On dealing with loneliness

There is a great distinction between being alone and loneliness. We can be lonely even when we are in a room full of people. If the room is full of people who lack virtues or at the least an appreciation for it. We are lonely when we are helpless, when…

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On dealing with failures

Recovering from failure is extremely tough. This is because we are unaware of our ultimate freedom. Unlike failing in a competition like the Olympics, where we have to wait for four years to try again, in the competition of life no one can restrain us from trying again immediately. No…

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