Friday, May 6, 2011

In My Not-So-Humble Opinion, You Should Read This

Why invest the precious time?
  • Because I'd like to think we all deserve to have our last living missive to the world read, especially if we are taken before we've had the chance to live a decently long life (and because, irrepressibly, the loss of my friend's 2nd son, Simon-Paul Blue, floats back to the surface).  
  • Because every time I read something like this it inspires me to try to do more with my life, to shake off the fears that holds me back from 'living large' and being all I can be, my innate human egotistical reticence to try and fail.  
RIP, Dennis K. Miller, aka "PenMachine", though I never knew ye:

Many thanks, as always, to my blogmate, K, for bringing it to my attention, and hence to yours.  And, in one of her cuter posts titled "Hug Blog: 'I Love My Blog'", for her re-posting of this thought that my life coach shared with me some years back and that I still need to remind myself of on a daily basis:
"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's 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're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

Shine, friends.  
Life is short.

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