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  • Mother Shyra 19:12 on 30 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cape Town, , Glory (religion), , Michael Friedländer, , , , Nelson Mandela, Religion and Spirituality, , 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 23:18 on 20 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: California, Carrie Underwood, children, Christianity, , desperation, , Jesus Christ, Jesus Take the Wheel, Las Vegas, , , , Religion and Spirituality   

    Song of the Day – 20 Nov 2011 – Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take The Wheel 

    *******This song rings true for me literally and metaphorically.  Jesus has taken the wheel for me many times in my life.  The time that is most memorable was when I was desperate to be with my boys and attempted to drive to Michigan from California knowing I was heading into a major winter storm.  I had just had my car repaired and packed up my furniture and put it in storage, loaded my car, put my dog in the front seat, prayed w/ my mom and sisters and hit the road.  I smiled as I officially left California via the I-15 freeway into Las Vegas.  The second I drove onto the onramp, my engine died.  I called to Jesus to save me and help me get out of harms way.  Although the wheel had locked up, I was  able to steer the car into the emergency lane that was beginning to open up in front of my car as the needle on the speedometer quickly dropped from 55 m.p.h. to o m.p.h.  The second my car was completely in the emergency lane, my car stopped completely.  I knew I was headed into a certain death as I had already saw the severe storm warnings.  But I didn’t care because I needed and wanted to be with my boys so badly, I would die trying to get to them.  But Jesus literally took the wheel and I’m living with my babies today because he saved me.*******

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