May 8, 2011
“A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.” ~Keith L. Brooks
Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy.
January 31, 2011
photo courtesy of Beth Retro
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.”
January 22, 2011
2011 is the year of productivity.
Why? Simply because I say so. And while there is power in language, there is even more in declaration. When you declare something, you share it. And when you enroll others in your desire, or your plan, or your new possibility, somehow it all starts to become more real. You actually become accountable to yourself.
The following is a quote my friend sent to me during a time when I was feeling overwhelmingly stuck. The truth is that I have all these things I want to create in my life—grand, extraordinary things—and yet the fear of failing, or what I perceive to be the fear of failing, often overpowers what I want to do. The fear of failing keeps us comfortable and safe and reasonable—and unproductive.
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 most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. 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.