Book review of “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius and lessons for real estate invest business builders. 

Here’s another series in our book reviews for real estate investors, today we’ll go Meditations and take the best ideas Marcus Aurelius had to share.  Being stoic will make you a better real estate investor and contributor to your community.  If you are accomplished and in the ideal state of mind then you are an asset to everybody around you.

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Book review of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and the best lessons for real estate investors and business builders.

Azam Meo explains: 

  • Book review and lessons from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

  • How to apply these ideas to creating passive income as a real estate investor

  • The clearest path to use Thought Control and HFT to get to 30k a month passive 

How can Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations help you create passive income?

Below we’ll go over excerpts and lessons from Meditations.  You can download the BigReia.com book reviews of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius for FREE here

Lesson: Train Your Brain To Think BADASS, until it does it automatically

“Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible. Your time has a limit set to it. Use it, then, to advance your enlightenment; or it will be gone, and never in your power again.

Take it that you have died today, and your life’s story is ended; and henceforward regard what future time may be given you as an uncovenanted surplus, and live it out in harmony with nature. Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what’s left and live it properly. Stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. Be satisfied with even the smallest progress, The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. 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.”

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Stoicism:
Belief system focused on virtue, unattachment/antimaterialism, reason, wisdom and inner game = TC

Meditations is a collection of notes that Aurelius wrote to himself to help focus and NOT meant for publication

This book is a curated group of the best ideas that Aurelius had learned to live a brave life of stoicism

Lesson: Value Your Time ENORMOUSLY

Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Keep yourself simple, good, pure, serious, and unassuming; the friend of justice and godliness; kindly, affectionate, and resolute in your devotion to duty.

Time is a river, the resistless flow of all created things. One thing no sooner comes in sight than it is hurried past and another is borne along, only to be swept away in its turn. Reflect often upon the rapidity with which all existing things, or things coming into existence, sweep past us and are carried away. Even while a thing is in the act of coming into existence, some part of it has already ceased to be.

Were you to live three thousand years, or even thirty thousand, remember that the sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment; and furthermore, that he can have no other life except the one he loses… This means that the longest life and the shortest amount to the same thing. For the passing minute is every man’s equal possession, but what has once gone by is not ours.”

Lesson: Don’t Be An LC About Sleep = Get Out of Bed Like a Bullet

“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work—as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for— the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?

—But it’s nicer here…

So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?

—But we have to sleep sometime. . . .

Agreed. But nature set a limit on that—as it did on eating and drinking. And you’re over the limit. You’ve had more than enough of that. But not of working. There you’re still below your quota. You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you. People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash or eat.

Do you have less respect for your own nature than the engraver does for engraving, the dancer for the dance, the miser for money or the social climber for status? When they’re really possessed by what they do, they’d rather stop eating and sleeping than give up practicing their arts.

Is helping others less valuable to you? Not worth your effort?”

Lesson: Value CHANGE and Focus on Gratitude for Your Life – Thankful Cuz…

“Men seek for seclusion in the wilderness, by the seashore, or in the mountains – a dream you have cherished too fondly yourself. But such fancies are wholly unworthy of a philosopher, since at any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul; above all, he possesses resources in himself, which he need only contemplate to secure immediate ease of mind – the ease that is but another word for a well-ordered spirit. Avail yourself often, then, of this retirement and so continually renew yourself…

… Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too. Is it possible for any useful thing to be accomplished without change? The whole universe is change, and life itself is but what you deem it. You should banish any thoughts of how you may appear to others. The approval of such men, who do not even stand well in their own eyes, has no value for him…

… So here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, ‘This is a misfortune,’ but ‘To bear this worthily is a good fortune. To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony. Whatever happens to you is for the good of the world. That would be enough right there.”

Lesson: Everything is Connected Be a Source of Love – An Elevator

“Think often of the bond that unites all things in the universe, and their dependence on one another. Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for a man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity…

… Everything – a horse, a vine – is created for some duty… For what task, then, were you yourself created? A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for. Take me and cast me where you will; I shall still be possessor of the divinity within me, serene and content.

We assemble our life action by action, step by step and nobody can you stop you from that. For there is a single harmony. Just as the world forms a single body comprising all bodies, so fate forms a single purpose, comprising all purposes. Let your one delight and refreshment be to pass from one service to the community to another, move from one unselfish action to another with God ever in mind.” 

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