From my book Together let’s break down barriers and build bridges written many “moons ago”, and just being published at Amazon (and Kobo)… after coming across amongst my “filing chaos” yesterday.
SHARING SOME OF MY FAVOURITE THOUGHTS
(Which serve* to keep me motivated, empowered and perhaps even “inspired” me along the amazing journey that is life.)
* and thoughts that have often sustained me and kept me going through the long years in the valley
“My journey is the world’s journey”…
or should it be the other way round???
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
– Romans 12:2
Life has a purpose: the key is to discover, then fulfil that purpose. Honour your unique life purpose through living in FAITH.
Be a believer in a God who believes in you!
LET THE GLORY OF GOD BE REVEALED IN YOUR LIFE TODAY
“This is the true joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognised by yourself as a mighty one.”
– George Bernard Shaw
“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”
“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 were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is 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
I love these words from Marianne Williamson as used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugeration speech as State President at South Africa’s first Democratic Election in 1994. I have admired and respected ‘Madiba’ for many years – for his “immense generosity of spirit”, graciousness and the nobility of his unique spirit of reconciliation”.
A true icon of humanity.
“For me life is about loving a lot,
laughing a lot and having good friends.
To feel good about your uniqueness and all the special qualities that are yours to share with the rest of the world.
It’s your time to shine…
to celebrate all that best and brightest in your life.
So be the bright light you can be to the world.”
These powerful, deep and moving words have great significance to me in my journey…and this is my reason for sharing…
“The moment of your greatest darkness may yet become your grandest gift. As you are gifted, so too will you gift others, giving to them the highest treasure: to BE THEMSELVES. Let this be your task, let this be your greatest joy: to give back to themselves…even in their darkest hour.”
– as adapted (slightly) from Neale Donald Walsch (in ‘Conversations with God Book 3’)
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