Ancient Happiness

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson


The secret to true happiness may have been discovered and championed over 2,000 years ago by one of Rome’s greatest emperors.

Marcus Aurelius was not exactly a self-help expert or a spiritual master.  He ruled Rome for 20 years, is considered one of its greatest emperor’s, and in 167 AD began writing a 12-book compendium called The Meditations.

Aurelius was a proponent of Stoicism, a philosophy that emphasizes cultivating mental abilities. His book is based on one fundamental principle: “You have power over your mind -- not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

This sounds familiar! In fact, that same simple message has been proclaimed constantly over the 2,000 years since he penned them. And, interestingly, meditation has long been identified as the single most effective means of bringing that unruly beast – the mind – under the control of spirit.

When we meditate, we are not practicing a new age technique! We are not just partaking of a philosophical pursuit. We’re also doing what the emperor of Rome did! What a substantial and unexpected validation of this process for accelerating awakening to authentic happiness.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.