Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Embracing Potential

When was the last time you put your heart and soul into something?

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Did someone say it wasn't good enough, or that it would be better if you went another route?

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How much did it hurt, and how scared were you to try again?

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Are you confident enough to say either "learn to love it, because I do" OR "you make an interesting point; I'll consider that"?

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Do you have a friend that inspired you to be vulnerable again because it is through stretching that we can push ourselves a little further, harder, better?

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What if we were no longer asked ourselves "who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?" and instead embraced our potential as children of God?

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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.
Marianne Williamson
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Will you embrace your potential today?

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1 comment:

SparklingStudent said...

Rachie, I love your photos in this post! The words are great, too, but the photos- WOW! You are amazing :)