Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)


Source: Marcus Aurelius

In this classic work of stoic philosophy, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius writes notes to himself recording his thoughts on the good life. Most of this collection of writings were written while Aurelius was waging military campaigns for Rome's expansion. Nevertheless, the writings depict a quiet philosophy of self-discipline according to ethical principles, connecting oneself with the larger universe and nature, accepting what is beyond your control, and living in a clear-headed way that avoids self-indulgence or seeking worldly pleasures. 


Image Credit: "Portrait Bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonine Period 161-180 CE" by mharrsch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Keywords: Marcus Aurelius , Nature , Philosophy , Self-Help , Stoicism