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"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." #marcusaurelius

Marcus Aurelius spoke too soon.

Again, I find something very funny. Some people that accomplished nothing criticise one of the wisest and powerful man that has ever lived.
It's funny that Marcus Aurelius is pigeonholed as not authentic because he borrowed ideas from Epictetus and Seneca.
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Indeed, but that's not the point. The true philosopher is the one that practises what he preaches. Period.
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You can barrow ideas from all kind of philosophers. Practise them. That's how they become yours.

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It's no surprise that many men live unfulfilled lives as subservient worker bees of the daily grind. Each day they remind themselves that their purpose must be to begrudgingly trudge through the piles be piles of manure that life throws at them, yet still try and shovel each day with a smile on their face. 💩
We come into trouble when we attach our purpose to the external, the tangible. The job, the physical condition, the family, and so on. Now don't doubt that I believe my greatest role to be a father, but our purpose has to be greater. 🙏

Imagine we attached our sense of purpose to a tree. We'd feel content and strong while it was flourishing and lose all hope come fall when the leaves fell to the ground. As the tree aged and died, so would our sense of purpose, our emotional well being, our reason to live. 🌲
With the correct idea of purpose, we could remain invincible to the ever present change that nature seems to delight in. Consider that our purpose isn't something we do or have, but something we ARE. ✊️ That purpose is self improvement and VIRTUE. Living a life of virtue, of strength in mind, body and spirit, not only do we inspire our families and our children...but also other men. 💪

This is the key to the good life we so frequently are seeking but seems outside of our grasp. No more "if only I had the right job." Striving to be the best version of ourselves allows us to be proud of who we are and derive such purpose despite our position in life. 👍
The Stoics believed virtue was essential to leading a fulfilled life. Self reflection and dedication to improvement led them to understand how to act and feel in all situations, in fear or sickness or death; practicing self control in relationships and daily life, and to act with generosity and kindness. I believe these concepts could help many lost men find their true PURPOSE, improving their ability to be a father, husband and man. 📚 "...strive to live the life that is your own, that is, your present life, and then you will be able to pass at least the time that is left to you in calm and kindness..." - Marcus Aurelius

“You could enjoy this very moment all the things you are praying to reach - if you’d stop depriving yourself of them.” - Marcus Aurelius
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What are you currently working towards?
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Are you working towards inner peace?
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Today I’m headed to a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat.
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I have no idea what will come of it...
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But I’m excited.
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Although I find myself wondering...
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is this excitement really just me craving for more?
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A quote has been bouncing around my brain...
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“The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.”
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Could it be possible that what I’m in search of...
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Is actually in reach now?
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What are your thoughts? #StoicElite
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Question of the Day ⁉️
How do you balance gratitude with desire for growth?

Hidden paradise #getoutdoors #marcusaurelius 📸: @lockooooo

Marcus Aurelius ile hosbes ederken #rome #tbt #hosbes #marcusaurelius

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

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This is my sincere intention. To the best of my ability as an error prone, imperfect human, I will endeavor.
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"If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it." - Marcus Aurelius
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"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it's all within yourself, in your way of thinking." Marcus Aurelius "Très peu est nécessaire pour rendre une vie heureuse; c'est tout en soi-même, dans votre façon de penser." Marcus Aurelius #marcusaurelius #marcusaureliusquote #quoteabouthappiness #quotesabouthappiness #happylife #thewayofthinking #bonheur

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"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." #marcusaurelius

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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

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But who is really willing to attack in this way? #focus #attentiveness #meditations #marcusaurelius #stoic

Happy Birthday to one of the most selfless and inspiring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
A prince amongst men; you changed lives - not least mine.
I miss you Stan xxx

As ye thinketh, so ye becometh. #stoic #ketosis #strength #marcusaurelius

Some friends, @marcusscotney & @lw4lker are currently resting up after day3 of 5 on the @dragonsbackrace A seriously tough run along the mountainous spine of Wales. This, book2, note9 in Marcus Aurelius' Meditations fits pretty well for that state of flow & balance we all seek when moving within and through the mountains. Hopefully Lee, Marcus and all the remaining runners have a smoothly flowing day4&5. #fellrunning #trailrunning #philosophy #marcusaurelius #classics #whywerun #runninglife #runningmadeeasy #dragonsbackrace #literature #theoutdoorcity #ethics #iphone6

I have done something right in my life that this week was brought in surprises and gifts. The #bialetti from @mattgoodmandrums followed by #illyespresso and a 3-D printed statue of #marcusaurelius from @francovalentinojr . Calling you both out! Good friends and colleagues from Phoenix and Nashville giving me boosts this week. Bottom of my heart thank you for kindness received. I appreciate you both! #dontbugmeimmakingcoffee

A young Marcus Aurelius, the only Roman Emperor to also be a philosopher...found some time to draw in between some client stuffs ⛏

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it's all within yourself in your way of thinking" - Marcus Aurelius - #quoteoftheday #marcusaurelius #happygirl #sunnydays #potd #smile #happylife

IT'S UP TO YOU! Marcus Aurelius

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With one of my main guys! My Marcus #myson #marcusaurelius #goson

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