Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wise Words

I love these two poems.  One I heard on Coach Carter (it had me balling) and the other on GI Jane (I can watch this movie a million times).  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Our Deepest Fear

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 we not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't 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 when 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




Self Pity 
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

- D.H. Lawrence


If you want something...go out and get it.


  1. I stopped by to spread the luv! Thanks for visiting my blog! By the way, how did you add the tabs at the top of your blog?

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Under design I added the "Pages" gadget. Then you just add the tabs you want. With the additional pages you have to continue to update the same post. It's not like the home page of your blog where you can do several posts.

  3. I desperately needed this. Great post.

  4. Thank you! I love the message in both of them. There are a lot of people that appreciate the Williamson poem.