The Greatest Empowerment

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

Michel de Montaigne
French essayist (1533 – 1592)


4 responses to “The Greatest Empowerment

  1. Amen to that Anthony.

  2. I second that Anthony. Also, I can’t wait for the fall colors to start here – a few more weeks though…

    Yellows abound in these parts OB – I guess that’s why I like the tiny “individual” leaf in the centre – it is saying “I belong to myself…and I am very unique…” Love you Goddess girl. Thanks for stopping by…

  3. Wow…I’m familiar with ‘knowing’ ones self. “Finding” ones self. “Loving” ones self.

    But “BELONGING” to ones self???? Like, belonging to a club with special ID cards, a secret handshake and it’s own gibberjabber language???

    I LOVE THIS!!!

    I know Grace! I got chills when I read this too. Montaigne was often criticised by his contemporaries for being a little too “common” and “vulgar” as a philosopher. I would like to think that he had a voice for the common person… The word “belonging” implies a sense of ownership, doesn’t it? Accountability, responsibility…empowerment. I love it too! xoxo

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