Retreat into yourself

Stoic Week 2015 Day 3. Mindfulness. We often say or think things like “I just need to get away.” Marcus Aurelius advises that there is no need to physically go away when we have the capacity to retreat into our own minds. The caveat here is to have a healthy mind within which to retreat. Don’t dwell on the past or worry of the future, but find a peaceful place that you can reflect and foster growth. Easier said than done.

How do you feel about this quote? Do you try to “retreat into yourself? Share your thoughts below in the comments.

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