Friday, February 5, 2010

A Return to Love.

Cape Refuge"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 the Principles of a Course in Miracles)

The poem is on one of  the pages in the Book Return to Love.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The March of Liberty

He thought, they thought
that the situation was not right.
Basic amenities were lacking,
There was poverty all about,
There was nepotism in the land,
Corruption was endemic,
Abuse of power was the order of the day
Kleptomaniacs were on the prowl
Everything was in disarray
Life had become brutish and short.
He asked himself, they asked themselves
Must things continue this way?
Not wishing to cause instability
Afraid of what might result from challenging the status quo
They watched year after year
Administration after administration
as things got from bad to worse
existence reduced to a mere struggle for survival.
Now was the time to act.
He must act, they must act,
they must act against their current situation
Cause change does not come
from doing nothing,
from doing the same thing again and again.
Thus the struggle began
Against all that was bad
Against everything that was bad
Against anything that was unjust
Thus began pain, persecution and prosecution
He was unrelenting
they were resolute in their pursuit
then came the light at the end of the tunnel
the light was already casting it beam on their part
looking ahead it was clearer and getting brighter
with hardship, with pain
he moved ahead ,they moved ahead
it was getting better ,worthier and rewarding
so now they cannot stop
cause they know that it could only get better
if they keep of the struggle.