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October 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm #7133
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
October 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm #12959opalescentMember
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Yesteray’s: “When the women awaken, mountains move.” — Chinese proverbOctober 6, 2009 at 10:53 pm #12960
Megamaximus thanx for appreciating that gem…and for the link
“When the women awaken, mountains move” — Chinese proverb
that is truly beautiful…I love it!…I feel like I am just awakening here…slowly but surely…October 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm #12961
You are surrounded by gifts every living moment of every day. Let yourself feel appreciation for their presence in your life and take time to acknowledge their splendour
~ Lon G NungesserOctober 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm #12963
My prayer for you is a dream
big enough to capture your heart,
bright enough to illuminate your mind
and deep enough to satisfy your spirit
May you find the strength to pursue it
and be enriched by it across the years.
October 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm #12964
We love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving
~ Friedrich Wilhelm NietzscheOctober 10, 2009 at 12:37 am #12965
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will
~ George Bernard ShawOctober 10, 2009 at 4:50 am #12966
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death
~ UnknownOctober 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm #12967
Life Lessons from a Butterfly…
Let go of the past…
Trust the future…
Come out of the cocoon…
Unfurl your wings…
Dare to get off the ground…
Ride the breezes…
Savor the flowers…
Put on your brightest colours…
Let your beauty show…October 11, 2009 at 12:45 am #12968
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within…
~ Elisabeth Kubler-RossOctober 11, 2009 at 1:13 am #12969
…Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pour them all out, as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away…
~ George EliotOctober 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm #12970October 12, 2009 at 4:19 am #12971October 12, 2009 at 4:24 am #12972
To laugh is to risk ridicule
To stand up before the crowd is to risk humiliation
To fight for what you believe in is to risk failure
To love is to risk not being loved in return
He who fears ridicule will never know what its like to be laughed with
He who fears humiliation will never know acceptance
He who fears failure will never know triumph
He who fears rejection will never know the warmth, joy & passion of being loved in return
Taking risks is what makes us human, it is inbred in us and to fear taking risks is to reject our humanity. Fear is a part of being mortal, but overcoming that fear is what makes us humanOctober 12, 2009 at 5:37 am #12973
Through The Journey of Life
by Author Unknown
Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.
Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all of the days of your life.
Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is too hold it too tightly.
In addition, the best way to keep love is to give it wings
Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been,
but also where you are going.
Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored each step of the way
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