My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“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.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lessons of the Week

"Your time is now. To be fearlessly resilient. To rebound with purpose and power. To lead with intention. To discover what you want -- and GO GET IT." ~ Katherine Center

So Merry Me sent this video clip to me the other day and I so loved it that I have to share it with you all. I am amazed by people who can put powerful, meaningful words together. I am further amazed when those words reach deep into some one's heart touching, moving and inspiring them with their power. I am touched, moved and inspired by the words in this video (as Mary knew I would be) and they almost feel like bullets in my gun ready to shoot at fear.

Ironically (not!), the day Mary sent this to me our sermon in church was all about recalculating your direction and I was so moved by what Pastor Guy had to say. We were working from the book of Proverbs and during the sermon, Guy said "a wise person sees the future and acts like it is now." I loved that! Then a conversation that Dani and I had a few weeks ago creept into the sermon. On our worksheet, this question: "Is it easier to see your own path or someone else's?" followed by this motivating question: "What will make me happiest now?" At the end of the sermon, Guy asked if we were on the path that will take me/us where I/we want to go? This wasn't a sermon in getting what you want. It was a teaching in your connection to truth, to God, to those that love you -- how you will never reach your full potential without tapping into those truths and faiths.

I'm leading with intention again. I will not be afraid to try and I know that I have God and many people that love me rooting me on! My time is now and I am rebounding from this past year with power and purpose.

Well, and I hope a healthy dash of fun. After all, what's the purpose if there's no fun in the sun!?

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