Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday Morning

I am off to Port to pick up Britt in a few minutes. We're all excited to see her. Isaac has asked about her every day since I returned - he cannot believe she CHOSE to stay away from him an extra five days. I am sure she'll be sad after saying goodbye to Chris/Baywatch for a couple months -- but we'll be busy filling out college applications and student loan info and looking for scholarship opportunities so hopefully we can keep her busy and distracted from missing him.
I have no idea who this lady is, but Troy and I liked her quote.
"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 is not just in some of us; it is 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
Have a great day.
Tara for all of us
Late Edit - 12:30pm -
Apparently Marianne Williamson is sort of an "I'm okay, you're okay" kind of lady who calls herself a "positive life teacher." Okay. So ... I'm not new age-ish. I am guessing you all know that by now. I'm old-school. Bible school. I think there most certainly is absolute truth.
So -- for clarity sake, the quote works because it reminds us we are all here for a singular purpose - to bring God glory. Being talented and beautiful and yada yada yada - that is all temporal -- you got that way because of Him -- use those gifts for HIS glory -- and the results ought to be positive. Let your light shine - I can get with that.
Liking this quote, does not mean I agree with her theology, anything else she says, or consider her an expert.