Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quotation: Setting Off Lightbulbs...

"We grow primarily through our challenges, especially those life-changing moments when we begin to recognize aspects of our nature that make us different from the family and culture in which we have been raised."
- Caroline Myss -

"A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted."
- Marianne Williamson –

My hope is that in some small way as a writer... you set off lightbulbs for other people and their wholeness. That means their shadows, parts of themselves they amputated out of shame. This is done by many many people... Our wholeness is what makes a conscious planet. And to me, that’s really what Utopia is, people exploring their uniqueness and having respect for each other's uniqueness. Not one of us has the magic; all of us have the unique magic. If I can remind one person of this, maybe they can remind me, when I’m having a bad day and I’ve forgotten my uniqueness.”
- Tori Amos -

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