Features tagged in the Philosophical Category of Marcus Aurelius 8-50 & 10-31

Marcus Aurelius 8-50 & 10-31 Exercises

Exercise General description
Marcus Aurelius' Obstacle Converter Practice It You're face-to-face with an obstacle. This exercise helps you "convert" that obstacle into "the way." As Marcus Aurelius writes in Book V of his Meditations, "Our actions may be impeded . . . but t...
Stoic Penknife Exercise

Marcus Aurelius 8-50 & 10-31 Quotations from Stoic Philosophers

Quotations from Stoic Philosophers like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus
make no pretence of ‘obstacle in the way.’ … like fire rising, a stone falling, a roller on a slope… A bitter cucumber? Throw it away. Brambles in the path? Go round them. That is all you need, without gong on to ask, ‘So why are these things in the world anyway?’ Assimilate all this too, just as a strong stomach assimilates all food, or a bright fire turns all that you throw on it into flame and light… Whatever that is, it is in your power to do it or say it - and make no pretence of ‘obstacle in the way.’ … like fire rising, a stone falling, a roller on a slope… A person actually becomes better and more praiseworthy for the right use of the circumstances he meets."

Marcus Aurelius 8-50 & 10-31 Stoic Doctrines