TITLE: A Reminder from Marcus Aurelius AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: January 29, 2015 4:27 PM DESC: ----- BODY: ... from Book 6 of The Meditations, courtesy of George Berridge:
Item 52 from Book 6 of The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
You are not compelled to form any opinion about this matter before you, nor to disturb your piece of mind at all. Things in themselves have no power to extort a verdict from you.
This seems especially sound advice in this era, full of devices that enable other people to bombard our minds with matters they find Very Important Indeed. Maintain your piece of mind until you encounter a thing that your own mind knows to be important. -----