Some nice (life) tips by Marcus Aurelius to have spiritual growth and personal fulfillment , (he was probably the best emperor of ancient Rome (161–180), philosopher, High Roman emperor, member of the senate, writer, warrior. He knew ancient Greek, he knew a lot about Greece, and Hellenism and he was a great Stoic philosopher). quotes:
- Don't behave as if you are destined to live forever. What's fated hangs over you. As long as you live and while you can, become good now (Meditations - Book IV, 167 ACE).
- Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around (Meditations - Book II, 167 A.C.E.).
- Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be One (Meditations - Book X, 167 A.C.E.).
- What then is which is capable of conducting a man? One thing and only one, philosophy. But this consists in keeping the daemon within a man free from violence and unharmed, superior to pains and pleasures, doing nothing without purpose, yet falsely and with hypocrisy, not feeling the need of another man's doing or not doing anything; and besides, accepting all that happens, and all that is allotted, as coming from thence, wherever it is, from whence he himself came; and, finally, waiting for death with a cheerful mind, as being nothing more than a dissolution of the elements of which every living being is compounded. But if there is no harm to the elements themselves constantly changing to each other, why should anyone have any idea about the change and dissolution of all the elements? For it is according to nature, and nothing is evil which is according to nature (Meditations - Book II, 167 A.C.E.).
- if the gods don't care for me and my children, there is a reason for it (p.40 stoic pack) #hellenism #hellenismos #hellenicethnicreligion #hellenicreligion #greekreligion #hellas #marcusaurelius #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #gods #greekgods #greekculture #ancientrome #pagan #paganism #paganworld #paganway #paganist #ethnicreligion #indigenous #greek #hellenic #realgreece #quotes #goodquotes #ancientquotes #lifequotes #native #rome - 6 hours ago