Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"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

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

I was thinking the other day that people too often hold themselves back from pursuing the dreams that make their hearts sing because they believe they're too old, the kids are too young, friends change, people pass away - the list goes on and on.

I say, SO WHAT?? Even if all of the above statements were true, does it mean that the pursuit of happiness has no value, that love and friendship have no value? I think not. I received the following in an e-mail from a friend (thanks Joan!). I do not know who wrote them so if you know a verfiable source for these words please let me know and I will provide proper credit.

Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it lasts.
We should stop making our lives complicated.

Life is short
Break the rules
Forgive quickly
Kiss passionately, love truly
Laugh constantly

And never stop smiling
no matter how strange life is
Life is not always the party we expected to be
but as long as we are here, we should smile and be grateful.


  1. I agree! Each day is a blessing. I am grateful to be alive.

    I need and love to read these inspiring things. The closer I get to 70 the more I have to fight being depressed about it. I know the alternative is being dead, so don't get me wrong I am grateful to be here but the number 70 makes me sad.


  2. Well age has its benefits. The wisdom we gain as we age is priceless. I don't necessarily mean book smarts either; we value relationships more, we take more time with others and can be more patient because we realize that time is limited.