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

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Thomas’ Cinnamon Raisin bagel, Gallo Italian Dry Salame, hard-boiled egg, seedless grapes, Organics Blackberry preserves, organic cayenne pepper, and love.

Happy that Autumn is here

It’s been about three weeks since September 22, 2017. I am now noticing the terrestrial changes occurring. Autumn, my favorite season, has a peculiar personality of its own that may be powerfully attractive. The commencement of a world of new sensations. The arrival of hazy sun. Cold moving mist early in the morning. I inhale…

Sunday Breakfast: Thomas cinnamon raisin bagel, green seedless grapes, Reser’s macaroni salad, Chobani mixed berry drink, and love.

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.

Thich Nhat Hanh
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The Reality of Daily Fear

Fear visits me often throughout the day. It’s a pleasureless pilot, and an obverse companion in my daily activities. Fear reminds me to be vigilant, careful, cautious, prayerful, focused, that someone or something might be dreadful, that an activity might be risky, etc. Fear causes me to worry. I check that certain appliances are unplugged,…

Lunch not finished yet: Roasted turkey breast, zesty rotini salad, fresh peeled baby-cut carrots, kosher salt, and lingering love.