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Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus  (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 AD and a Stoic philosopher. He was a member of the Nerva–Antonine dynasty, the last of the rulers later known as the Five Good Emperors and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace, calm, and stability for the Roman Empire lasting from 27 BC to 180 AD. Source -[1]1


In a moment of heaviness, I was lead to these quotes by Marcus Aurelius. The quotes lightened the burden upon my heart.

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius


“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?” – Marcus Aurelius


“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” – Marcus Aurelius


“Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?” – Marcus Aurelius


“When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.” – Marcus Aurelius


Deeper Insights

From “The Liberation of Ezekiel” by Lisa Renee [2][2]

“Marcus Aurelius was the last of the sophist line to have had direct contact with original Ezekiel teachings interspersed with stoicism, when he rebuilt the sacked Temple of Demeter (Mother Goddess Sophia) in order to protect hierogamic union based spiritual initiation teachings for ascension. In retaliation, the Black Suns corrupted Marcus’ son Commodus who went down in history as one of the most decadent, immoral and incompetent Roman Emperors that ever lived, tarnishing his legacy.”


Also See: Mindfulness


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