I'm sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks.  My Significant Other's brother was taken seriously ill a couple of weeks ago.  And in all honesty, I haven't felt very creative.   

In fact, I've been feeling a bit...  Erm...  What's the technical term?  Oh, yes...  Pooh.

I wanted to say hello though, and post a quote that a good friend of mind gave to me recently.  She means a lot to me, and it meant a lot to me that she printed out this quote for me to pin to my wall near the desk where I'm writing this now.

It's a quote by Marianne Williamson from her book "A Return to Love". 

It's strange the way things work.  I found this book in a small English Language book shop in Tokyo in 1995, and since then, have read it several times.  Each time I read it, I love it more.  I remember reading this quote for the first time in Tokyo, and not really taking it in.  Then in 2004 another friend gave me this quote to write in my "Quotes Notebook" (I like to collect inspiring quotes and write them in a wee notebook I have).  It sank in a bit more then.

But about a month ago, my good friend gave me this quote, printed on a piece of card for me to slap close to my desk, so that I'll look at it everyday.  She obviously felt I needed to be reading it.  Hmmmm.

I wanted to share it with you today.

I don't feel uncomfortable with the references to God in this quote.  I'm a convent educated gal.  (Oh, the stories I could tell...  and probably will in this blog...)  But I'm aware that some readers may not feel the same way.  If that's the case, thinking in terms of "The Universe" or "A Higher Power" might make a difference.

Our Greatest Fear

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our greatest 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.

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, A Return to Love.)

I've thought about, and read, this quote a lot over the past couple of weeks when I've been daydreaming at my desk.  I think it's finally beginning to sink in.

Sending smiles, and hoping you're having a fantastic weekend.



  1. Hello again you! Twice I started to write you - then told myself to mind my own business! Glad to see you back, hope things have improved on the family front, keep thinking positive thoughts. x

  2. Hi Cleo, I wouldn't have felt you were being intrusive if you had written to me. Thank you you for your lovely words. x


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