Keep Calm and Carry On


Keep Calm and Carry On

 Marcus Aurelius was a second-century Roman Emperor and one of the leading philosophers in the ideological movement known as Stoicism.  Stoicism places emphasis on self-reliance and wholeness.  It relies on frugality, simple living and utilizing the natural world to find contentment.  Stoicism prides itself on good judgment, intellect and empirical knowledge.  Much like Zen, it is rooted in finding an adequate balance between study and life experience.  This is the first part of a series on Stoicism, an excerpt from Aurelius’ Meditations