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Wow — this is a pretty difficult one for me.

Learning grace seems so far beyond where I am that I can barely imagine living with grace and yet I CAN imagine it.  And if I can imagine it then I can do it.

I haven’t looked up what the definition of grace is – I guess Wikipedia is just a click away.  I think for me grace me ease and gentleness — ahh — writing it makes it so clear.  Gentleness, this is something I was working on for a while and then somewhere along the way I forgot I was trying to integrate it into my life all the time.  I guess I did integrate some of it and yet there are always more layers to this onion than I realize.  So now I will move forward again working on peeling back the next layer as I try to uncover the grace that is within me.

Within my goals for this year, I have intended more gentleness for myself and yet I have slipped some in actually achieving all that I want.  And so, it is time to get back on track and make sure that I am taking care of me while I am working towards other more tangible goals at the same time.

I have waited a day before posting this thinking I would add more and that’s not happening right now so I will post this and just put it out there.  And maybe  I will add more to this thought chain later.

I am so grateful for all that is here in this universe, for all that I am creating and for the people I have brought into my life.  Thank you!

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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’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. — Marianne Williamson

 

As I sit in the quiet this evening I am reflecting on how excellent my day has been.  I am so grateful for this life and for all my friends and family.  I am grateful that I have given myself these opportunities to enjoy so much.

As I read this quote from Marianne Williamson and I write a short gratitude list I am reminded again of my own journey and when I finally decided to be for real even if it meant I might end up hurt in some way, I guess that was when I finally let go of the worry and fear that would cause me to be hurt.  It all goes hand in hand.

I am ever grateful for my friends who are helping and encouraging me to let my light shine.

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