Meditations By Marcus Aurelius

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Meditations is the work of Roman Philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, which was written in his later years and never meant for publication.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

• The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

• When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.

• Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

• Accustom yourself to attend carefully to what is said by another, and as much as it is possible, be in the speakers mind.

• How quickly all things disappear,—in the universe, the bodies themselves, but in time the remembrance of them.

• Give yourself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around. But then you must also…

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  1. On Eternity/Cyclic Law (Heathenism):

    “Everything’s destiny is to change, to be transformed, to perish. So that new things can be born.“ – Marcus Aurelius

    Now, some good Latin proverbs to practice by living, something the dissident movement via online portals often fail at grasping.

    Respice, adspice, prospice.
    (Examine the past, examine the present, examine the future).

    Contextual example: Primalism + Futurism, a balanced dichotomy in tandem of one another not extremism of one in favor of the other.

    Astra inclinant, sed non obligant.
    (The stars incline us, they do not bind us.)

    Contextual example: People who read too deeply into every single auspicious event & cannot make even a basic life decision/advancement without superfluous ritual. Also applies to conspiracy theorists who place far too much emphasis upon external pressures rather than self accountability.

    Accipe quod tuum, alterique da suum.
    (Take what is yours, leave theirs to them).

    Contextual example: American NS2.0 wannabe Nordicists types who claim planet Earth was 100% Indo-European before alleged lesser races crept up & altered Aryan culture hence justifying Fetishism for Foreign cultures & Foreign women as if it were their own to hold claim upon yet also disrespect said peoples at the same time.

    Parva leves capiunt animas.
    (Small things occupy light minds).

    Contextual example: The dissident movement often focuses on counter-productive things with extremist zeal yet resign that very passion & intellect within matters which should be better pursued.

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