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Stop playing small!  (Yes that is for me but it is also for those of you, you know who you are, who are going through the same thing),

Today, as I continue to follow a “plan” for myself to begin writing again and completing the 40 Days program, I realize that I truly am more powerful than I think I am.  In the past week I have had some wonderful realizations and received some validation regarding my past thinking.

I read the quote above and realized that I too, sometimes we play small or hide in the shadows out of fear of how I will be seen or what others think of me or my beliefs.  All week i have been saying “F*** it” and moving forward with whatever it is that I need to do for myself.  As a mother and a wife, I have a tendency to give, give and give.  Just a few moments of self-love works wonders!

Discovery of self is powerful but we will not come to these realizations running around in circles and being tied to technology.  When we take th time to go within and give ourselves SELF LOVE first (meditation, writing in a journal about our feelings, creative endeavors, nice bubble baths with nice music.. etc) the monkey mind will keep us very, very busy.

Fear steals so much from us but we cannot see this while in that state.  Step out of the shadows and tell fear to just plain, GO TO HELL!  Move beyond fear and JUST DO IT ANYWAY!

I am welcoming my creativity back and have a few things cookin’ on the creative stove!  I AM THAT I AM!

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Still I Rise – by Maya Angelou

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Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.   ~ Maya Angelou

Thought for the Day & Note to Self 9/17/2012

Today was not a good day for me.  I am posting this so that i can come back to it from time to time or “see” the title of it and remember to do it………………………………………………often.  I am very, very sure that I am not the only one.  Its important to be compassionate, kind and thoughtful even when others are not.  We all have a bad day from time to time and really shouldnt take ourselves so seriously!  Food for thought………..