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“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also…” (Great Work quote)

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“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out
also keep out the joy.”
~ Jim Rohn

Before I married, I was plain Michael Stanier. And being proud of my Celtic origins, I knew the etymology of Stanier: Stone-hewer. So, either like Obelix in the brilliant Asterix series or perhaps like one of those men in the (somewhat tired) anecdote about building a cathedral.

And of course, stone-hewers build walls.

Sitting with this quote on an early morning, I’m thinking of what walls I’ve built.

  • My expertise
  • My busy-ness
  • My style
  • My status

What about you? What are your walls? What do they keep out? What do they keep locked away?

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