From the fourth book: Meditations (IM 777)

Marcus Aurelius wrote a journal almost 2000 years ago, which is now published as a book, Mediations. His journal was not meant to be published but was written to himself to guide him towards courage, temperance, justice and wisdom. His words are more important in today’s world. Here are some of his words: Let nothing…

The four virtues: Stoicism (IM 753)

The four great works of four Roman stoics focus on four key central ideas which describe Stoicism. The four virtues are: Courage: Courage is the opposing force of cowardice. Courage is not the elimination or fear, desire or anxiety, it is acting in the right way despite our fear, desire and anxieties. It is the…

What matters the most (IM 534)

During this crisis phase, it’s very important to realize the things that matters the most. And those things that matters the most are: Health Family Integrity Kindness and Courage We must keep in mind these five things during this epidemic. We got to remain healthy to keep world healthy. Our family will be healthy if…

It takes courage…(IM 474)

It takes real courage to address our weakness in front of public. It takes even more courage to accept that weakness ourselves. Until and unless we accept that weakness, we can’t build our strength. When we try to cover up our weakness, there is something deep inside of us that always makes us feel weak….

The beauty of being present (IM 350)

Being present means being both physically and mentally present. We are physically present most of the time but our mind is busy with something else or somewhere else. When we control our mind and make it fully present where the body is then things start to change. We see the true beauty of being present….

Determination, courage and faith (IM#109)

Determination means sticking towards the purpose. It takes a decision to be determined towards our words and vision. Courage is the audacity to follow towards the passion and purpose. Its the spirit to take action. But those two aren’t enough. We need to have a faith towards our vision, purpose, passion or whatever we wanna…

Efforts and courage aren’t enough (IM#102)

Efforts and courage are important. They are the part of the equation, yet they aren’t enough, we must have the purpose and the right direction towards that purpose. And it’s our purpose that determines our direction. Efforts and courage are the physical tools whereas the purpose and direction are emotional and psychological tools. Our purpose…