Aurelius for motivation

Aurelius - Meditations book

This book has transformed my life! Literally!

But, before I proceed, have you ever heard of Aurelius, the Stoic and last Good Emperor of Romans?

If not, you should grab his book, called Meditations, and start it now… and I mean NOW!

Reading it cover to cover or just parts of it doesn’t matter – you will get so much either way.

Actually, I constantly use it as a way to motivate myself, to give me inspiration and perspective, to help me recall my personal values, to remind myself of the inevitability of life, to give me energy and bring me back to life – yes, Aurelius’ words can do even that 🙂

To get an idea, I will randomly jump to various part of the book and write for you some of his quotes:

  • Remember that no one loses any life other than the one he lives, or lives any life other than the one he loses. No one can lose either the past or the future – how could anyone be deprived of what he does not possess? – book 2:14
  • Remove the judgment, and you have removed the thought “I am hurt”; remove the thought “I am hurt”, and the hurt itself is removed. – book 4:7
  • Take care that you never treat the misanthropic as they treat mankind. – book 7:65
  • Epictetus used to say that when you kiss your child you should say to yourself: “Tomorrow you may be dead.” But these are ominous words! “No”, he replied, “nothing is ominous which points to a natural process. Otherwise, it would be ominous to speak of the corn being reaped.” – book 11:34

So, what do you think, is it worth reading?

Leave a comment now and let me know – I love to hear your opinion.

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Aurelius for motivation
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