Here? … Or Here?

Here’s where we are:

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

~W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming,” lines 1-8

Here’s why:

“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, “A Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles”

Here’s where we could be:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Hasn’t that day come?

Seriously, humanity, it’s time to blossom. Show us whatcha got:

5 responses to this post.

  1. Continuing thanks for your blog; as probably pointed out ;  “Our deepest fear……….”  is the Nelson Mandela speech. Best Sunday wishes, David.

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  2. Thanks and blessings! I’ve heard otherwise–that the quote is wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela: http://www.nelsonmandela.org/news/entry/deepest-fear-quote-not-mr-mandelas Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by…

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  3. Posted by David B.Kmetz on February 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    please read Oct 22 daily reflections of AA . good thoughts David K. 1/21/2006 8yrs.

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  4. Blessings to you on your continued journey. Do you have a link?

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