The day has finished. We have spent today thinking about the following question:

Am I waking up in the morning ready to take on the day?

Marcus Aurelius states:

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”

If we wake each day, we should consider it a blessing to be on this earth another day. And if it is a blessing, we must treat it as such and be ready to experience life and the day to the fullest extent possible.

There are 86,400 seconds in the day. That’s 1,440 minutes. Which is 24 hours.

I often will have trouble remember just how precious our days are. How often have you found yourself moping around? Sad or depressed that your life hasn’t gone, or isn’t going the way you want? Or that you’re angry for some reason or another?

We must remember that our time on this earth is fleeting.

When met with an emotion such as anger, sadness, or indifference, ask yourself whether or not this emotion is helping you live to your fullest potential? Do not push the emotion away. Feel the emotion. Understand why it is you are feeling the way you are. Once you understand yourself, try to understand whether or not that emotion is benefiting you. If not, let it go.

We do not have the time to waste on trivial problems.

Attack today as if it is your last.

One day it will be.

Meditations -Marcus Aurelius

How have we grown from this? Did we execute any differently today because of this? Do you feel that you have new tools to accomplish tomorrow?

The Stoic Within

The art of living a virtuous life.

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