Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Eckhart Tolle quotes Marcus Aurelius: "Welcome every experience"

sculpture of Marcus Aurelius's head

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (a true Philosopher-King), wrote:
"Welcome every experience the looms of fate may weave for you..."

So, instead of resenting your experience of the present moment, accept it the way it is. I call it: dropping all unnecessary baggage (irritation, anger, complaining, being the victim...). There is then a beauty and aliveness to each moment.

Also: the good deepens, the unpleasant dissolves more quickly, and any action you take is more effective. And above all, there is a background of inner peace to whatever you are experiencing.

With love, Eckhart.

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