Earth, Rock, Mountain.
To be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it.
Water, River, Stream.
A resolve to accept whatever happens as necessary and familiar, flowing like water from that same source and spring.
Air, Wind, Breeze.
To join ourselves not just to the air surrounding us, through breath, but to the reason that embraces all things, through thought. Reason is just as omnipresent, just as widely diffused in those who accept it as air is in those who breathe.
Fire, Flame, Blaze.
As a blazing fire takes whatever you throw on it, and makes it light and flame.
Quotes by Marcus Aurelius, found in Meditations translated by Gregory Hayes.