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Words of Wisdom by Marcus Aurelius

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Whatever this is that I am, it is a little flesh and breath, and the ruling part. Throw away thy books; no longer distract thyself: it is not allowed; but as
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 2, 2013
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      "Whatever this is that I am, it is a little flesh
      and breath, and the ruling part. Throw away thy books;
      no longer distract thyself: it is not allowed; but as
      if thou wast now dying, despise the flesh; it is blood
      and bones and a network, a contexture of nerves, veins,
      and arteries. See the breath also, what kind of a thing
      it is, air, and not always the same, but every moment
      sent out and again sucked in. The third then is the ruling part: consider thus: Thou art an old man; no longer let this
      be a slave, no longer be pulled by the strings like a
      puppet to unsocial movements, no longer either be dissatisfied
      with thy present lot, or shrink from the future...

      Through not observing what is in the mind of another a man has
      seldom been seen to be unhappy; but those who do not observe the movements of their own minds must of necessity be unhappy."
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    • medit8ionsociety
      Though thou shouldst be going to live three thousand years, and as many times ten thousand years, still remember that no man loses any other life than this
      Message 2 of 5 , Mar 22 5:34 PM
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        Though thou shouldst be going to live three thousand years,
        and as many times ten thousand years, still remember that
        no man loses any other life than this which he now lives,
        nor lives any other than this which he now loses. The longest
        and shortest are thus brought to the same. For the present
        is the same to all, though that which perishes is not the same;
        and so that which is lost appears to be a mere moment. For a
        man cannot lose either the past or the future: for what a man
        has not, how can any one take this from him? These two things
        then thou must bear in mind; the one, that all things from
        eternity are of like forms and come round in a circle, and
        that it makes no difference whether a man shall see the same
        things during a hundred years or two hundred, or an infinite time;
        and the second, that the longest liver and he who will die soonest
        lose just the same. For the present is the only thing of which
        a man can be deprived, if it is true that this is the only thing
        which he has, and that a man cannot lose a thing if he has it not.
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      • medit8ionsociety
        “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” “You have power over your mind – not outside events.
        Message 3 of 5 , Feb 26, 2014
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          “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
        • medit8ionsociety
          Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. “You have power over your mind – not outside events.
          Message 4 of 5 , Sep 13, 2014
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            "Very little is needed to make a happy life;

            it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

            “You have power over your mind – not outside events.

            Realize this, and you will find strength.”


          • dan330033
            It is all within ... All within all, and all within each ... ... very little is needed. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for
            Message 5 of 5 , Sep 27, 2014
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              It is all within ...

              All within all, and all within each ...

              ... very little is needed.

              "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven ... and yet with g-d, all things are possible"

              As g-d is within all things, and all things within g-d.



              ---In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote :

              "Very little is needed to make a happy life;

              it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
              “You have power over your mind – not outside events.

              Realize this, and you will find strength.”
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