Sit back and relax:
In today's guided meditation, we reflect on the quote of Marcus Aurelius,
“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”
That was a personal reminder to continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not wait.
You’ve heard it said before—probably many times—that it’s important to live in the present moment. In our current twenty-first century lives, it’s not easy. There’s always something coming up that we need to prepare for or anticipate, and our lives are so well-documented that it’s never been easier to get lost in the past.
Given the fast pace and hectic schedules most of us keep, a base level of anxiety, stress, and unhappiness is the new norm. You may not even realize it, but this tendency to get sucked into the past and the future can leave you perpetually worn out and feeling out of touch with yourself.
The cure for this condition is the daily #Stoic practice of #MementoMori , which means reflecting on our own inevitable mortality. No, it's not morbid, its magnanimous - you stop being 'petty', you see the bigger picture of your life.
This is what #Plato called, "The view from above". This is how to be free.