The Advent Of Aurelius :(Alice & Advent Both Start With A): For dVerse

Portrait of Emperor Marcus Aurelius as a boy. ...

Portrait of Emperor Marcus Aurelius as a boy. Roman artwork. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Thoughts, you must Augment

Show your soul is Gold

Often difficult..the Ascent

A journey brave and Bold

To Graciously admit

the errors of your ways

 Finds your Heart gilded

In Peaceful jewels of Days

To heed words of those

who’ve learned from errors Past

Will show your heart pure

 In legacy that will Last

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
― Marcus Aurelius,

“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying…or busy with other assignments. Because dying, too, is one of our assignments in life. There as well: “To do what needs doing.” Look inward. Don’t let the true nature of anything elude you. Before long, all existing things will be transformed, to rise like smoke (assuming all things become one), or be dispersed in fragments…to move from one unselfish act to another with God in mind. Only there, delight and stillness…when jarred, unavoidably, by circumstances, revert at once to yourself, and don’t lose the rhythm more than you can help. You’ll have a better grasp of the harmony if you keep going back to it.”
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.”
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

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13 responses to “The Advent Of Aurelius :(Alice & Advent Both Start With A): For dVerse

  1. really rather fascinating…that quote as well on dying being one of our assignments in life and doing it well…they accent your words nicely…part of life is learning from our past so we can progress and not stay the same…

    sorry you missed the prompt, but link it in at OLN this afternoon and I am sure you will have a few more visitors.

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