Meditations Journal: With inspiring, thought-provoking quotes from Marcus Aurelius Meditations (Paperback)

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Meditations Journal: With inspiring, thought-provoking quotes from Marcus Aurelius Meditations (Paperback)

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Drawing from the iconic Stoic text Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Journal invites the millions of readers who have learned from him to deepen their understanding of his philosophy and reflect on how to better their lives.

“It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.”—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
 
Marcus Aurelius wrote this in his journal almost 2000 years ago—and he might have written it this morning. He was Emperor of Rome in A.D. 161, a statesman, a philosopher, and a constant, thoughtful journaler. He was also one of the first adopters of Stoicism, the original self-help philosophy that believes happiness can be achieved by leading a virtuous and ethical life, which has stayed relevant for 2000 years. 
 
Pulling from the basic tenets of Stoicism, Meditations Journal presents thoughtful reminders, prompts, and advice to help readers look inward, find fulfillment in the present moment, and build a meaningful future, such as:
 
Nothing that goes on in anyone else’s mind can harm you.
It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you.
Frightened of change? But what can exist without it?
• Our own worth is measured by what we devote our energy to.
Practice really hearing what people say.

Whether or not you've read Meditations, Meditations Journal offers pithy, inspiring comments drawn from the core text that give readers simple but profound ways to take control of their lives, identify obstructions, and above all, live a good life.
Gregory Hays is associate professor of classics at the University of Virginia.
 
Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 CE) was adopted by the emperor Antoninus Pius and succeeded him in 161, (as joint emperor with adoptive brother Lucius Verus). The last of the so-called Five Good Emperors, he ruled alone from 169. Presiding over a changing Rome, he spent much of his reign in putting down various rebellions. Today, he is best-know for his Meditations, a series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which cemented his place as one of the greatest Stoic Philosophers. He died in 180 and was succeed by his natural son, thus ending the period of the adoptive emperors.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593579978
ISBN-10: 0593579976
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English