Marcus Aurelius: Secret of cheerfulness

“This is the secret of cheerfulness—not depending on someone’s help or expecting them to provide us tranquillity.”

—Marcus Aurelius.

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Marcus Aurelius: Meditate

“Meditate often on the interconnectedness and mutual interdependence of all things in the universe. For in a sense, all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other—for one thing follows after another according to their tension of movement, their sympathetic stirrings, and the unity of all substance.”

—Marcus Aurelius.