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, June 7, 2009

Seemingly Random Thoughts

Hi friends,

I have been recuperating from 3 days of mourning, memorial services and funerals. It takes a lot out of me and watching families go through the "Mom/Dad wanted me to have this or that" is so painful. I'm always bothered when families act like vultures and essentially reduced their loved ones' life to nothing more than what the person acquired throughout his or her life. Perhaps that's why I've chosen estate and elder law as my legal specialty. I really want to understand these issues so that I can help families avoid this pecking order.

I managed to get through singing at the memorial services relatively well, but the voice broke quite a bit at the end of the songs when I made eye contact with the families. That's OK; I think they'll forgive me.

I first read this poem many years ago in Ann Landers' column and I still hold it close to my heart and follow its fervent wish daily.


Arthur Unknown

If your heart ever has need to show, then show me now, While I can know

All the Sweet and tender feelings from which real affection flow.

Show me now, While I am living; Do not wait...... till I am gone......
And let cold chisels in Marble......
Carve Warm Love words on embroided hollow Stone.

If you have Sweet thoughts about me,
Please whisper them to me.......

Don't you know t'would lift our Spirits and make my Heart strong for thee.

Don't wait till I am sleeping...... never to waken here again......
For mounds of earth will be between us
and I couldn't hear you then.

If your "Hearts Love" is of any, If it's just a tiny bit.
Share it with me now, While Living; So we can own and Cherish it.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a beautiful and meaninful poem. Thanks for sharing it.