MUST READ …
Meditations is a kind of journal and serves to remind us of simple truths about how we can best live our lives. Aurelius contemplated life, death and change; but also how to handle other people “The best revenge is not to be like that”. ideals and aims might be utterly impossible (but for a handful of great sages), they are worthy and worth striving towards.
His MEDITATIONS is a work of motivational advice to inspire us in the ways of stoicism. It is a manual for being a complete, mature adult. It is a guide for living a dignified, thoughtful life.
The heart of the book is that in order to make oneself free, they must train themselves to become indifferent to externals. The externals are those elements in life of which we have no or little control. We must also become very aware of the one thing which we do have control over: our perceptions. Through harsh self analysis, training of the reason and self discipline, we can learn to take control of our perceptions. This way we can become impervious to all misfortune/suffering.
This is a book that is extremely empowering. The ideals are worthy and worth striving towards.