The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius
Through life journey we have many paths to choose, some lead to happiness while others lead to challenges. Many of our thoughts have been placed there since childhood through family systems, educational institutions, religious ideologies and friends etc. Regardless of our identity of beliefs and values it is so easy to forget who we are. The constant of flow information can shape our subconscious mind.
Marcus Aurelius is an excellent idea because our thoughts becomes our reality, in essence our inner world will become manifest in our outer world. Many outstanding individuals in history had a code that they embodied and was manifested to the world . If I mention a few individuals you remember what they were not what they did. For example Jesus Christ , Gautama Buddha, Mohandas Ghandi are just a few.
Benjamin Franklin was keen for personal growth and developing his character . He instituted into his personal life 13 virtues by the age of 20 and continued to practice them for the rest of his life. Spend time reflecting on what is important to you and your own ethics to become outstanding in your work , family and everyday activities. It’s not what you do is so important, it’s who and what you stand for and become.
I am endeavour to live by a different virtue each week so I can become these wonderful blessings not to just myself but to the whole of humanity.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. Indira Gandhi