The Honour of the World

An interpretation of Theodore Fontaine.

It can be that if we look to the outer world for honour we will find none that runs deep to the heart.
What in truth lifts and holds us must live within oneself

To look to support from pride or to the worlds applause when the heart is down is of little use.

Fleeting praise, the day's fame let that be granted the vain one;
But let the road to the heart inward be the sanctuary that stands before you.

And what is discovered in this looking inward. What is this? What is this puzzle, that is so perplexing. For me the recognition that I’m not in control and that sad or difficult moments do not mean I’ve done something wrong or that something needs to be fixed. All the ups and downs, lights and darks, are part of who I am; who we are.”

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