"OUR DEEPEST 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 IN US. IT'S NOT JUST SOME OF US. IT'S IN EVERYONE.
AND AS WE LET OUR 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 - and quoted by Nelson Mandela 1994 at his inauguration!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have experienced some rejection in that area as well as inadequacy. A big thing that I have learned over the years is to PACE myself in friendships. I can be pretty intense and overbearing which can poison a friendship from one side. I have been on both sides: I have poisend AND I was the one being poisened. NO FUN! NO GOOD! SOOOOOO distructive for a friendship.
My expectations just seem to be too high. Is there anyone who can relate remotely? I want to learn and become a better friend and I know every time God brings this up again, He is busy working in me. Here I am, Lord, use me, change me, make me.
During the course of time, I also learned to ask God if He could show me my friend's heart and its intention. That has helped a lot to love that friend the way she or he is.
" Lord please help me not to get stuck in this. Help me to get love like you love !"