Reading over Meditations, most of the content written in there by Marcus Aurelius over two millenia seems like pertinepe advice for today as it would have been then. Taking a single quote from one of the books in the Meditations, it certainly seems to be the case;
Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web.
Marcus Aurelius was a Stoic in his influences, and in stoicism there was the concept of the Logos Spermatikos, a divine animating principle to the universe. This seminal force is what drove the order and evolution of the universe. Is this a more mystical understanding of the rules operating in the universe?
With more recent concepts such as cosmopsychism, there appears to be a timeless quality to the quote that threads together from when it was written to now. The web is still being spun and will do so for who knows how long. Is there a fact that the more we learn about the universe, we start to realize we are learning more about ourselves, and in turn, this one awareness? Is there only the one awareness as most mystics claim thert to be? Did Aurelius have a cosmic awakening?