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My crown is called content

 

Shakespeare's quote,

 

"My crown is in my heart, not on my head;

Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones,

Nor to be seen: my crown is called content:

A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy"

 

is a powerful one. It indicates much in terms of the wealth of kings and the spiritual wealth of men, a theme seen in King Lear, amongst other Shakespearean works. Of particular note in the quote is the contrast between Indian jewels and that of contentment. Also, note the difference between physical wealth and spiritual gain. The quote is located in King Henry VI, Part III, act III, scene I. It is spoken by King Henry VI to the second keeper towards the end of the act.

 

Ma couronne est dans mon cœur, et non sur ma tête;

elle n'est pas ornée de diamants ni de pierreries indiennes;

elle n'est pas visible : ma couronne s'appelle contentement;

une couronne que rarement les rois possèdent !

SHAKESPEARE, LOUIS VI

 

 

 

 


 

 

I love a good acronym, especially when it can provide a gentle mindfulness reminder. This is a practice that I learned during one of my first meditation retreats with Deepak Chopra. It is a simple practice that can be practiced throughout your day.

 

S: stop what you are doing

 

T: take a three deep breaths

 

O: observe your body and smile

 

P: proceed with love and kindness

 

Source: Deepak Chopra

 

My crown is called content

 

 

 

My crown is called content

 

 

 


 

 


Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips,
for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.
Wayne W. Dyer
If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities.
If you believe it won't you will see obstacles.
Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips,

for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.


If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities.

If you believe it won't you will see obstacles.

 

Wayne W. Dyer

 

 

Carl Jung
at the same moment, you are protagonist in you own life and you are making choices.
At the very same moment, you are also the spiriterior or the extra in a much larger drama.
You are all doomed to make choices

 

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Categories : Life purpose    Themes : Wisdom
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