Meditation According to Marcus Aurelius

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Fellow Students of  Life,

Marcus Aurelius, one of the five great Roman Emperors, wrote the following about mediation in his classic Meditations:

Men seek retreats for themselves in country places, on beaches and mountains, and you yourself are wont to long for such retreats, but that is altogether unenlightened when it is possible at any hour you please find a retreat within yourself. For nowhere can a man withdraw to a more untroubled quietude than in his own soul.

Meditation is one way to decompress. Today, our lives are filled with noise and unnecessary stress. Meditation is the doorway to release the noise from our lives. Sitting quietly for at least fifteen minutes a day will do wonders for your mind, body, and soul. Focus on your breath and nothing else. If thoughts ‘pop’ into your mind, notice and let them go. Don’t analyze or panic. Simply ‘thank’ your thoughts for sharing and release them from your mind.


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