Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Commentary on Meditations: B4:37-38

Your death will soon be on you: and you are not yet clearminded, or untroubled, or free from the fear of external harm, or kindly to all people, or convinced that justice of action is the only wisdom.

Look into their directing minds: observe what even the wise will avoid or pursue.

The goal of life, before you die, is to become what a human should become: living a life of reason; focusing on what you can control and accepting what the universe sends your way.

The sage is the ideal in Stoicism.  To look into their minds and see what they adhere to and what they ignore, provides a map for the rest of us.

(see Citadel p. 76 for description of a sage)

No comments:

Post a Comment