I heard the quote “Four walls do not a prison make” many many years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. The actual line is “Stone walls do not a prison make.” This comes from a poem by Richard Lovelace:
“Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage;
If I have freedom in my love
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.”
The quote came to mind this morning as I was thinking on something else. I was told the quote by someone, to get me to expand my thinking.
But how true is it that we cage ourselves with limited beliefs and thinking. We don’t need to be in a prison to become a prisoner of our thoughts!
Have you imprisoned yourself in limiting beliefs, expectations and thoughts? What do you need to do to break out of that self imposed prison?
This quote goes with another from a book I am reading at the moment “How to Find The Work You Love” – Laurence G. Boldt: “if we are to have pride, let it be in our accomplishments, not in our limitations.”
Break out of that mental prison and set yourself free..
until next time