The Directing Mind

 

There is so much freedom and wisdom to be found in Marcus Aurelius accidental opus magnum Meditations. Most recently a sentence found in book 6 caught my attention, it goes as follow:

"The directing mind is that which wakes itself, adapts itself, makes itself of whatever nature wishes, and makes all that happens to it appear in the way it wants."

In the last part of the sentence we can clearly observe stoic influence from Epictetus when he said:

"Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but rather want them to happen as they do happen and your life will go well."

Is there anything not going your way at the moment? Think twice.

Hansel | @hanselpahmer