Thursday, September 09, 2010

Quotes to Ponder

Here are two great quotes from the book "Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson. The first one you have probably heard before.

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 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 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.

The second I just found tonight and it is something I really needed to read in regards to my kids.

Surrendering means, by definition, giving up attachment to results. When we surrender to God, we let go of our attachment to how things happen on the outside and we become more concerned with what happens on the inside.

When we love, we are automatically placing ourselves within an attitudinal and behavioral context that leads to an unfoldment of events at the highest level of good for everyone involved. We don't always know what that unfoldment would look like, but we don't need to. God will do his part if we do ours. Our only job in every situation is to merely let go our our resistance to love.

Relationships are assignments. They are part of a vast plan for our enlightment, the Holy Spirit's blueprint by which each individual soul is led to greater awareness and expanded love. He brings together people who have the maximal opportunity for mutual growth. No meetings are accidental.


Little Wonder said...

self reflection is good. but the word unfoldment is really just made up, right? :)


Integrity Singer said...

YES to the second part. Yes, yes, yes. The Dad and I were talking about this just this evening (RESPITE HOORAY!!!!) and we think that Sissy "loves" us or at least, has fond feelings for us but her "love" isn't really love, it's familiarity and comfortability. She is incapable of surrendering herself. It's sad. It sucks. It makes me want to love her harder but at this point, I'm spent, angry and bitter. Today, I don't have an ounce more for a loveless child. so yes, these words on your post i needed today.