Category Archive: Meditations

May 07 2017

Meditations for submissives 008: Severus

The Meditation for May is good advice for everyone regarding being a decent human, leader and friend. This is Book One, Number Fourteen. The Maxwell Stanisforth translation in full: From my brother Severus I learnt to love my relations, to love the truth, and to love justice. Through him I came to know of Thrasea, …

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Apr 02 2017

Meditations for submissives 007

The Meditation for April is all-round good advice and completely straightforward, as well. (For less-than-straightforward, but no less useful entries in this series, start here.) This is from Book One, Number Ten The Maxwell Stanisforth translation in full: It was the critic Alexander who put me on my guard against unnecessary fault-finding. People should not …

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Mar 05 2017

Meditations for submissives 006

This month’s Meditation has advice for both D-types and s-types. Please see the first post in the series for an introduction to this feature. This is Book One, Number Nine. The Maxwell Stanisforth translation: My debts to Sextus include kindliness, how to rule a household with paternal authority, the real meaning of the Natural Life, …

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Feb 05 2017

Meditations for submissives 005

For an introduction to this series, please see the first post. Unlike some selections in this series, this is the entire segment. Book One, Entry Seven. From the Stanisforth translation: From Rusticus I derived the notion that my character needed training and care, and that I must not allow myself to be led astray into …

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Jan 01 2017

Meditations for submissives 004

I’m reviving this feature for 2017 as a way to help re-focus myself on my own submission. On the first Sunday of each month I’ll post an entry from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations that would make for a good journal prompt for s-types. If not a journal prompt then just sound advice for all people interested …

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Dec 06 2015

Meditations for submissives 003

This month’s Meditation comes from Book One, Entry Five. From the Stanisforth translation: It was my tutor who dissuaded me from patronizing Green or Blue* at the races, or Light or Heavy^ in the ring, and encouraged me not to be afraid of work, to be sparing in my wants, attend to my own needs, …

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Nov 01 2015

Meditations for submissives 002

Like the first month, this month’s Meditations for submissives also comes from the second book of Meditations and it’s my second favourite piece. (After this one they sort of shake out evenly so I promise the next one won’t be from book two.) As the previous month, this could be used as a journal prompt …

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Oct 04 2015

Meditations for submissives 001

Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome (twice) way back during the early triple digits of the common era (before the year 200). He was a Stoic and wrote a collection of thoughts that were originally titled ‘To Myself’ and are now called Meditations. Some of these would be very useful to submissives. The first …

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