sucking the marrow

it’s one of those days where i wake up to a sore belly and a dead bird and a cup of tea and a cooler breeze and a sad dog and a box of memories and a gnawing ache that i’ve got something to say.

 

words, returned

a few years ago i sent these words out on permanent loan to a friend of mine who was more brilliant than she realized. just the other day, she sent them back to me. i think they still fit her just fine, she just understood that right now this is a truth that i need to cloak myself in for a while:

“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 –

painting by Francoise Nielly

painting by Francoise Nielly


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Secondhand Sainthood and the gift of losing it all – Topology Magazine, December 2015

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