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  • Mother Shyra 20:12 on 30 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cape Town, Fear, Glory (religion), , Michael Friedländer, , , , Nelson Mandela, , , South Africa   

    Motivational Quote of the Day – 30 Nov 2011 – Nelson Mandela – Your Playing Small Doesn’t Serve The World 

    Nelson Mandela
    Image by Festival Karsh Ottawa via Flickr

    Your Playing Small Doesn’t Serve The World

     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 doesn’t serve the world.

    There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

    people won’t feel insecure around you.

    We were born to 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 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.

    Nelson Mandela

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    • Charles Scheepers 22:59 on 30 November 2011 Permalink

      This is an excellent quote. Quoted by Nelson Mandela but wrote by Marianne Williamson (A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191))

    • shyra 01:25 on 7 December 2011 Permalink

      Oh, I didn’t know that, Charles. Thank you for that information. I’ve been meaning to take A Course in Miracles for years now. It might be time.

  • Mother Shyra 23:48 on 11 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: agitation, alarm, Fear, trepidation,   

    Word of the Day – 11/11/11 – Trepidation 


      http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [trep-i-dey-shuhn]  Show IPA



    tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.

    trembling or quivering movement; tremor.
    Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin trepidātiōn- (stem of trepidātiō),equivalent to trepidāt(us) (past participle of trepidāre to hurry,alarm; see trepid-ate1) + -iōn- -ion

    Related forms

    trep·i·da·tious, adjective
    trep·i·da·tious·ly, adverb
    Synonyms 1. trembling, fright. 2. quivering, shaking.
    Dictionary.com Unabridged
    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011. 
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  • Mother Shyra 13:57 on 19 August 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asylum, Fear, Les Brown, , Runaway, Runaway Train, Sarah McLachlan, Soul Asylum,   

    Motivational Quote/Word/Videos of the Day-19 Aug 2008 


    “When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not such a really big threat after all.  We all need some form of deeply rooted form of powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.”  -Les Brown, Speaker and Author

    SARAH MCLACHLAN-FEAR  *******This is one of Sarah’s many beautiful songs.  As beautiful as it sounds, it addresses an ugly topic – fear.  Many of us are crippled by it.  I, too, am one of fears victims.  You can choose to act out of fear or love in any given situation.  Ultimately, you’re choice is THE deciding factor of the outcome.  Have you noticed that while in a relationship, if you choose to act and react towards your beloved out of fear, it falls apart?  I’m sure most of us have experienced a romance turning sour because of jealousy and past hang ups.  Merely choosing to look upon the relationship you are in as a new beginning and not letting the past taint it because you’ve learned from it, will allow your new beginning to turn into happily ever after.  You can buy programs such as “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” http://home.marsvenus.com/, “Light His/Her Fire” http://www.lightyourfire.com/ (love them both) or just Google relationship advice to help you keep from making the same common mistakes over and over again.  I wish you all the best in your current and/or future relationships!*******




    1. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person; mental hospital; psychiatric hospital

    2. a shelter from danger or hardship; refuge; sanctuary: “I’ve cleared my bedroom of magazines, television and radio, to make it an asylum from the outside world.”

    3. a place, such as a church, that once offered shelter to criminals and debtors

    Approximately 1430; from Latin, ‘asylum’: sanctuary; from Greek, ‘asylon’: refuge, neuter of ‘asylos’: inviolable (‘a-‘: without + ‘syle’: right of seizure).

    SOUL ASYLUM-RUNAWAY TRAIN  *******This is such a great song.  I remember watching this video as a kid on MTV and thinking how sad it was that those children were missing.  I wonder if any of them were ever found.  According to statistics, “…between 1.3 and 2.8 million runaway and homeless youth live on the streets of America each year.  View more statistics at http://www.armenianteens.com/runaway-teens.php.  Last year, I found a young teenage boy rifling through the trash outside of my local CVS.  He was so filthy and was obviously so hungry that my first instinct was to cry, but it was chased away bit a tinge of anger.  How did he get into that situation?!  He was so dirty it looked like he had been outside for weeks!  I didn’t have much money, but I asked him if he wanted some pizza.  He was ecstatic about eating pizza (what kid doesn’t like pizza?), so I took him next door to Bambino’s and bought him the 2-slice + pop meal deal.  He thanked me profusely, but it was a no-brainer for me to do that.  Because he had a bike, I directed him to the Salvation Army (they’ve helped me before and I am indebted to them) just up the street and told him they would help.  I haven’t seen him since and I just hope he’s okay.*******

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