One single system

Embracing the interconnectedness of all things within the cosmos, we find meaning in our existence by living in harmony with nature, guided by the rational, divine order of the Logos. By cultivating virtue, discerning what is within our control, practicing mindfulness, and embracing adversity, we align ourselves with the cosmic orchestra and deepen our appreciation for our place in the grand design. In doing so, we illuminate our path, allowing eternal principles of virtue and harmony to guide us toward a life of meaning and purpose.


Wealth is not one of the good things. Moderation is

Moderation invites to frugality and the acquisition of good things: but wealth invites to great expenditure and draws us away from moderation. It is more difficult for a rich man to be moderate, or for a moderate man to be rich.


Caretake this moment

Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.


The universe is excellent. You can be as well

The universe is perfect, and its excellence is innate. On the other hand, human nature is flawed, and we must strive for excellence. But how can we achieve this excellence?


Why wait to live until you retire?

Aren’t you ashamed to keep for yourself just the remnants of your life, and to devote to wisdom only that time which cannot be spent on any business? How late it is to begin really to live just when life must end!

Marcus Aurelius

Other peoples opinions

The opinions of others are often beyond our control. It is not productive to worry about the thoughts of others, for they may have biases, preconceptions, and beliefs that are not in line with our own.

Marcus Aurelius

Are you frightened by change?

Frightened of change? But what can exist without it? What’s closer to nature’s heart? Can you take a hot bath and leave the firewood as it was? Eat food without transforming it?

Marcus Aurelius

Never beginning to live

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