Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Reclaiming Equanimity

"When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it."

Marcus Aurelius, neo-Platonist philosopher and Emperor of Rome, from Meditations(6:11), written by "The Last of the Five Good Emperors" while leading the Roman Legions on the battlefields on the Germanic Plain.

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