Sympatheia and Its Importance (IM 926)

Sympatheia is defined as the largely interconnectedness between many things. It’s an idea that all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other. Marcus Aurelius talks about this in Meditations. He says that everything in the universe in interconnected and are interdependent. The result of one happenings will affect the…

Decision To Avoid Multiple Decisions (IM 912)

“You could live life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” –Marcus Aurelius There are some decisions which can be made to avoid various decisions. And I desperately need it… Our every decisions are based on what we see, experience and think which is shaped by what we do everyday….

Seeing Things Differently (IM 851)

What we do everyday becomes a habit and we are the reflection of what we do everyday. Based on your past experiences we make assumptions and conclusions on many things including our ourselves and our potentials. The way we talk to others or to ourselves reveals our character. The way we deal with different situations…

The four-step process (IM 816)

I’ve learned a four step process to solve any problem we encounter. It might not be the ideal solution for everyone but it breaks down the problem and makes it look simple. Here is the simple four step: List the problem Identify the root cause Plan Execute the plan  

Consequence from an unagreeable doing (IM 814)

When we force ourselves to do some stuff that we are reluctant of doing the consequences might be not as expected. Did you ever have a situation where you forced yourself to do something and the result of such doing turned out to be bad? Today, I had a car accident as I was on…

Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

A conflict to avoid (IM 810)

We tend to be attracted by other people’s personality and we pretend to become one. It’s fatal… Doing this might hurt our own self-respect and self-value. And sometimes we get confused while dealing with situations because of this personality conflict. We should sort it out before we get any trouble because It’s worth it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (IM 797)

He has some very powerful lessons for all of us which goes :- “Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish everyday and be done…

A clear end (IM 794)

“Look to the end, no matter what it is you are considering. Often enough god gives man a glimpse of happiness and utterly ruins him.”                             -The Histories, Herodotus, Fifth Century  Unhappy endings are much more common than happy ones, yet we…

A trap to be aware of (IM 793)

Success is what we all are seeking, but in the name of success we seek happiness in material things. And get trapped on the fancy things which we all no will not makes us happy long term. So, Don’t mistake the trappings of success for success itself