“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius.
The famous Roman Emperor believed that we are all responsible for finding, creating and maintaining our own happiness. If we can find strength and peace in ourselves then happiness follows suit. Aurelius said that “our happiness depends on the quality of our thoughts.” By allowing our thoughts to be positive even in the face of adversity we can conquer most challenges.
Aurelius practised what he preached and kept a strong positive mindset through great hardships of almost constant wars and disease in addition to losing his parents and brother at a young age.
This week, when faced with a situation that you do not like but have no means to change, accept it in the first place and secondly, decide how you wish to respond. This is where your positive power lies.