|From the book 'You'll See It When You Believe It'|
|Marie Antoinette's execution on 16 October 1793|
|The elephant in the room?!|
|'The Headless Rite'?!|
Timing is everything as they say, and I had recently finished reading the chapter titled 'Detachment' from the late Wayne Dyer's book 'You'll See It When You Believe It', when I saw two news stories about the sale of Marie Antoinette's jewelry.
Seemed kind of relevant reading about Marie's jewelry that I should read this section of Wayne's chapter on detachment around the same time -
"Talk to yourself about your attitude to ownership.
How can you own a watch, a diamond, a house, or anything?
The best you can get is a temporary lease to enjoy them.
Ownership is impossible.
Your pleasure is a result of your thinking, not your possessions.
An object is just that.
Your pleasure in and enjoyment of it come from how you choose to think about it.
Close your eyes.
Now the object is gone from your consciousness.
Has your happiness and success disappeared as well?
Things flow in and out of our lives just as frequently as we open and close our eyes.
The less stuff you need to convince yourself of your happiness, the higher your consciousness, and the less potential you harbor for any suffering.
If you attach yourself to all of those possessions you can be assured that you will experience a great deal of suffering as those things wear away or begin to disappear from your life.
Remind yourself that everything that serves you today - your home, your automobile, your jewelry - will someday soon be serving others."