Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quotation: Meaning Lies In Us

"Perhaps the greatest obstacle to joy and expression of our true selves is fear. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of looking bad, fear of losing our life, our job, our loved ones, our marriage -- perhaps greatest of all is the fear of unbearable pain and suffering. All the fears hold us back, and keep us from experiencing the fullness of our lives. Along with worry, fear is one of the the greatest of evils.
But when we overcome the fear of using our own voice -- of expressing the beauty of this life -- really sharing and touching the lives of those we love with it, we live an immortal life. We transcend so many of the other small fears, and we’re able to create a legacy of goodness and light for the world. We do this by facing the fears dead on. Only then can we celebrate the true greatness of life.

Never stop sharing your truth -- and never think for a moment that the smallest kindness you share is for naught."
- Satya Colombo -

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”
- Marianne Williamson -

"I remember spending time by the water trying to recover from the loss, and I would just study the water for hours and hours -- how this incredibly multilayered thing which was the sea could turn on a dime, could change from this calm persona to this tidal wave, this thunderous volatile character. There was nothing I could do to save this being's life, so I needed to draw on something to really find my strength as a woman again, because I couldn't go back to being the woman I was before I carried life -- and at the same time, I wasn't able to be a mother. So I studied the sea a lot and started to turn to this primal, primitive -- I guess you could say ancient -- womanness that had to do with rhythm, a woman's internal rhythm that was not dependent on whether she was a virgin or if she was sensual or if she was many times a lover to many, many men. No judgment on what her accomplishments were or weren't. I just felt we all had access to the earth's secrets, and the music started to come through this belief." 
- Tori Amos -

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