Knotty Musings

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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, June 21, 2009

Prayer for the World


A Prayer For The World
By Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges,
the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect.

Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.

Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.

Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly.

Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness.

And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see
all people as our neighbors.

Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to surround
us with beauty.

And let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven.

Amen.

2 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. In case you didn't catch my post, I will tell you again thank you so much for the Happy Anniversary wishes. I feel so bad I didn't catch your post earlier. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. You are a good and very special friend.

    Iris

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  2. Glad you like it. You are very welcome.

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