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Do you ever contemplate the many facets cover samsung a10 panda of your existence Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you probably do.
What about the characters in cover samsung j5 2016 panda your life vetro e cover iphone 8 do you feel as if you’ve chosen them Do they add value to your life, and you to theirs What kind of value Are you conscious of how they might be influencing you
Do you ever choose to write down the cover iphone 6 trasparente opaco fruits of your contemplations Do you ever harness the flow of your thoughts to a page with no particular end in mind
That’s what Marcus Aurelius was doing around AD 170 175. What have custodia cover samsung s10 plus come to be known as his Meditations began purely as personal, written explorations which were never intended for publication.
Posthumously, his notes were divided into twelve chapters or «books» each one of which offers us a plethora of timeless existential insights, maxims and, perhaps most importantly, questions that encourage the reader to reflect directly on his/her custodia in pelle iphone 6 amazon own life, as opposed to merely observing the philosopher’s viewpoint from cover samsung galaxy j5 harry potter a detached position.
Marcus Aurelius most likely penned his journals, the Meditations, whilst on campaign in Europe c. AD 170 175.
For today, I’d like to focus on the first book, which is unlike the eleven that follow. In it, Aurelius pays eloquent homage to the honourable qualities of his nearest and dearest; an observation of his gratitude to those who had directed, influenced, and improved upon his life.
Aside from providing insight into what personal characteristics Aurelius himself deemed to be exemplary, this particular collection serves as inspiration for us to consider the admirable attributes cover calvin klein iphone 7 inherent in those by whom samsung galaxy note 5 hoesje we are most influenced. Note here, that we are not necessarily speaking exclusively of friends. Aurelius also wrote about family, teachers, colleagues, and gods.
Their common denominator was that they had a profoundly positive impact on Aurelius’ life, so much so that he saw it fit to detail in black and white exactly what he had recognised in cover samsung ace 4 sm-g357fz them and how it had, in turn, encouraged him to behave.
15 Marks of Good Character(according to Marcus Aurelius)I find cover samsung j3 piume the cover samsung j3 silicone 3d following selection of observances to be particularly inspiring when I see them through the lens of modernity:
Note: I have custodia cover huawei p30 lite paraphrased the translation of Book 1 that I have in my possession, in order to compile a list of guidances as opposed to personal observations as cover iphone 5 5s se originally chronicled by Aurelius. For example, a direct cover samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 2019 quote of 1 would read «To work with my own hands, and mind my own business.»
1. Work cover in silicone iphone 6 ebay with your own hands, and mind your own business
2. Avoid empty enthusiasms
3. Always carry the same demeanor, unchanged in sudden pain
4. Combine intensity and relaxation
5. Avoid impatience in explanation
6. Tolerate the emptily opinionated
7. Praise without fanfare, and wear great learning lightly
8. Never iphone cover vandtæt say or write to anyone that you are «too cover iphone 5s fendi busy»
9. Develop self mastery, immunize yourself against passing whims
10. Be neither hurried nor hesitant
11. Become your own master in all things, and serene with it
12. Maintain foresight with respect to long term issues, and cultivate unfussy control with respect to smaller details
13. Enjoy the comforts that life has afforded you with neither pride nor apology no routine acceptance of their presence, or regret in their absence
14. Focus on what needs to be done, not the glory of its doing
15. Regulate abstinence and enjoyment
What strikes me as pertinent when reading the first book is how Aurelius humbly ascribes his accumulated wisdom to those with whom he shared his life. The cover juve iphone 4s chapter in its entirety is dense with astute observations that exhibit the Philosopher Emperor’s acute attention to detail, not to mention a sincere interest in consistent self development.
His choice to reflect upon the sources of his most valued characteristics custodia cover samsung s10 makes me wonder: Who is currently influencing me How are they improving upon my life And what characteristics of theirs have I allowed to shape me..