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, and 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 will not 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 is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others
~ Marianne Williamson
There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise:
Ants—they aren’t strong,
but they store up food all summer.
Hyraxes—they aren’t powerful,
but they make their homes among the rocks.
Locusts—they have no king,
but they march in formation.
Lizards—they are easy to catch,
but they are found even in kings’ palaces.
Proverbs 30:24-28 from New Living Translation
Is this saying that the measure of wisdom is the ability to produce unexpected, or seemingly imposable results?
Maybe it is saying that it takes wisdom to overcome the obstetrical in your life!?
Expect the unexpected and best out of people, creatures and life or a message of don’t judge a book by its cover. [Read more…]
I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face … I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
There are two keys to being creatively productive. One is not being daunted by fear of failure. The other is sheer perseverance.
~ Mary-Claire King