Just read this post on Douglas' blog - "You're too old... the Media says so".

The post ends with some lines from Marianne Williamson, which I came across somewhere earlier too, but then lost them. Copying them here now, so that I can go through them whenever fear strikes in...

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, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking,
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are 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.

So... be like this Eagle... and fly away to your dreams!

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Nikita said...

wonderful poem and i'm so glad you shared it. one needs such reminders every now and then. :)

ZB said...

Very true..... fear is a makes us perceive strange things, mostly imaginary and untrue.....

** As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others. **..absolutely.

Shobhit said...

Nice :)

The lines you quoted are so true. Worth putting up on the wall to be read every new morning.

And an equally striking picture of the eagle.

(I just hope the picture doesn't stir up the emotions of any so-called 'Rashtravadis' we have around these days who'd relate the eagle to be the symbol of the Americans and try to force you to change the picture to that of a peacock.)

Sorry for the out-of-context comment above, but that's just a side effect one has after a few minutes of watching NEWS on the TV.

But once again, nice lines. :)

Kaddu said...

Yeah... so true!

Kaddu said...

LOL! Fear makes us hallucinate! :p

Kaddu said...

He he! If any of the so called "Rashtravaadis" happen to comment on this post and ask me to away the Eagle... I'll just 'reject' their comment and direct them to my new comment policy! :D
Waise bhi... I'm not "Rashtravaddi'... I am an Alien... and this is an Alien's blog! ha ha ha ah aha ha ah aha ha ah! =))

Motormouth. said...

Awesome poem, and very encouraging too :) The best way to get over fear is to "face" it! Nothing works like a head-on collision.. Once we know, what it looks/ feels like, we'll never fear it any more!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing...

Mahesh Nayak said...

Beautiful poem - especially the lines...
"As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

Kaddu said...

Very true yaar!

Kaddu said...

You're welcome :)

Kaddu said...

:D Everybody seems to be getting captivated by the same pair of lines! :D

Vishal said...

truth of life....
ur doing greate work....


Mahesh Nayak said...

... Coz, everybody seems to be captivated by that fear, I guess :)

avdi said...

Thats great kadz..

Rashmi said...

Loved really charged me up..i wasnt in a good mood
Much Love
Thanks di :)

Anutations said...


We are born knowing most of this. But iterative programming does this to your memory.. And your soul. I needed a strong reminder. :) Beautifully woven lines. Thanks for sharing! :)



Kaddu said...

Thanks Vishal! :)
U completely disappeared off the grid! Good to c u back! :D

Kaddu said...

Yeah... that must be it. TRUE! We are all scared!

Kaddu said...

Thanks Avdi! :D

Kaddu said...

Bachche u haven't been in a good mood for quite some time I think. Hurry up and snap out of it soon now! :D Meet me on chat sometime if possible, ok...

Kaddu said...

Even I keep needing this reminder every now & then yaar! It's like our systems have been infected by a deadly self-destructive virus!

ashkd said...

seems like flying in the freedom of believing myself!! wonderful.. :-)

Kaddu said...

"Freedom"... exactly!

Vishal said...

ya thats right...
actually i was lil bit busy in updating my blog......nw ol work have finished...
hey kaddu....I invite u 2 comment on my blog's latest entry (Statue of Shivaji Maharaj)
so seeumee there.....

Kaddu said...

Ha ha! You keep changing your blog's look so often! :D
Ok, I'll chk it out...

Singh Amit said...

beautiful poem... :)

"We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us."

A gr8 answer of the question, "why are we here?"

"As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

This is what I call 'Spiritual Induction'

lovely Blog u have.. :)
Now following..

Kaddu said...

Thanks pal! :)

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