Monday, April 10, 2017
Commentary on Meditations and the Three Disciplines
As we move into the remaining books, I will note which of the Three Disciplines Marcus is alluding to, in each passage. What are the Three Disciplines?
1. Discipline of Desire (amor fati or love your fate)
2. Discipline of Action (treating others w/ respect, we are social beings)
3. Discipline of Assent (we are in control of our attitude)
And when I note one of the disciplines as related to a passage from Meditations, I will try to expand a bit more on it.
It may not make much sense at first. Certainly when I first began reading Meditations late in 2015, I had a hard time following along and understanding it fully. But I kept at it and with the help of other books (i.e. Pierre Hadot's The Inner Citadel), the layers were pealed back and things began to make sense. I hope I can try to peal it back a bit for you as we read the Meditations together.