Monday, March 1, 2010

Life and Love

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

-- Judy Garland

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
-- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

So I've written a few songs lately. All with the same theme.

Living Life

It's easier said then done, really. Life throws so many obstacles in your way that eventually you fall to your knees and plead for things to end. You give up. You give in. What we don't see is, that's the coward's way out. Life is a gift. It should be appreciated. No, you didn't ask to be here. No, life isn't always easy, but who cares? You're alive. Make the best of it.

Something to think about: If life was easier, would it still be as enjoyable and adventurous as it is?

Doesn't this make you want to smile?