THE VIEW FROM ABOVE STOIC MEDALLION
“The View From Above” in Stoicism is a profound practice that the Stoic Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations set the foundations for.
Each of us as individuals have extremely limited views of the whole. As a result, we can easily get swept away by personal problems, situations, frustrations and confusion that seem like the world depends on it from our point of view.
“The View From Above” involves picturing yourself as part of your household, as part of your street, your community, your town, your city, your country, the world, the solar system, the galaxy, the universe and then coming right back down to where you are. Here you are floating through infinite space on a giant space rock…what are you going to do with this miracle?
Just as astronauts going to space looking back on Earth profoundly changes them as people, so practising “The View From Above” can have a similar effect for you. It is a reminder to “Zoom Out” and see the bigger picture. It is to get the true perspective on the problems that seem to weigh so heavily on our day-to-day lives.
THIS SPECIFIC MEDALLION – FRONT & BACK
Front of the coin: Features the words “The View From Above” as well as an image of an eagle soaring high above the mountains below it. It is a symbolic reminder to take the “Birdseye-view” of life.
Back of the coin: Features a short summary of the “The View From Above” teaching: “Zoom Out To See Life As It Really Is”. The only way to truly understand what is happening on the ground level is to see it from overhead.
Whether you keep this medallion on your desk, in your pocket or by your bed, it is designed to be a constant reminder to zoom out every time that you feel overwhelmed or confused. It is also to be used whenever you need a fresh, higher perspective on whatever may be happening in your life.
The coins are made of Brass and have an Antique Gold finish. Each coin is 38mm in diameter. All coins are double-sided and have flat edges.
All coins come with a plastic container case included as well as a Stoic Store UK drawstring pouch – ideal for taking your coin anywhere, presenting it as a gift and protecting it from damage.
Our packaging is 100% recycled, recyclable and biodegradable!