Sunday, March 15, 2009

A little experiment

Below I have posted one of my favorite quotes. As you read it, pay attention to how you feel. Read it a few times and ponder it for a moment, being sure to stay focused on listening to your heart.

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

If you had to describe what you felt, I would imagine words like love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith, warmth, or hope come to mind. Such feelings are bound to fill our hearts when we are engaged in good works; other activities are bound to cast them out. The key to a happy life would be to learn to do that which invites such feelings, and to avoid the things that drive them away.

Almost sounds too simple to be true. Try it for the next two weeks. You'll find that through small and simple means, great things can come to pass in your life.

2 comments:

Deidra Smith said...

That is one of my favorite quotes too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Quinn Garner said...

why does industry on your profile say accounting?