MIND: Unsettled

Never let the future disturb you.
You will meet it, if you have to,
with the same weapons of reason
which today arm you against the present.

Meditations // Marcus Aurelius

MIND: Shuttered

Your days are numbered.
Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun.
If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.

The Emperor’s Handbook // Marcus Aurelius

MIND: Source

When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.

Meditations // Marcus Aurelius

MIND: Resilient

‘How unlucky I am that this should happen to me.’
But not at all.
Perhaps, say how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen. For the same blow might have stricken anyone, but not many would have absorbed it without capitulation and complaint.

// Marcus Aurelius