Me–on Being Great
“People have called me intense all my life. I have always been mystified by what they meant by that word– intense. There always seemed to be an implication of abnormality whenever they referred to me that way.
I am me– this is how it is for me. I am normal the way I am. This is normal– this is me.
Yes– I am intense and it is perfectly normal for me to be intense, thank GOD! Yes– I am also powerful. I was born this way. Power and I are the same– we are– by design of GOD, the CREATOR.
Every instant of my life, I dance on the point of the flame of all existence. Every hour, every minute, every second of my life– I die and am reborn. The pyre is the center point of my being. I am always either descending into the flames, being consumed by them, dying; or I am the Phoenix– rising from the ashes, to live again the cycle of birth, death, rebirth = the Cycle of Transformation.
This is immortality– this is what immortality is.
Immortality doesn’t mean never dying. Immortality means dying, being reborn, dying, being reborn– endlessly into and beyond infinity. We are all immortal; how could we not be? I AM IMMORTAL. Immortality is the cycle of life and that cycle cannot be broken.
I own my power, my intensity, my GREATNESS. I am finally able to. I own it, I claim it. Because I claim it– I am invincible. My strength and power are one with GOD– for GOD is the pyre, the flame, the ashes, the Phoenix, the Dance– and so am I.
I live in the center of it, I always have. Now I am conscious of my home, my heart, my heritage, my worth, my wealth– and I claim them. With my consciousness and my claim, comes my understanding and acceptance of my meaning, my life, my life force– myself.
With my understanding and acceptance, comes MY MASTERY… and with mastery, there is no longer mystery– there is only certainty.
I no longer doubt. The GREATNESS I am– already is– always has been. I no longer fret about my ascendancy– does the Sun fret– or does the Sun know? It is only a matter of time. All I have to do is be me, and that is easy– I can do nothing else.” Sheilaa Hite
“It’s a step at a time, and these are the steps…” Sheilaa Hite
“It is never too late to be what we might have been.” George Eliot
“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.” James Broughton
“What we are is God’s gift to us– what we become is our gift to God” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.” Rabbi Soter
“Energy is innocent; it’s what you do with it that determines the outcome.” Anon.
“GOD’s delays are not necessarily GOD’s denials.” Errol van Mannen
“You never know– that’s what makes life interesting.” James Clavell
“The strong give up and move on– the weak give up and stay.” Daryl Hall and John Oates
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires, then him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.” Aristotle
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want– and if they don’t find them– they make them.” George Bernard Shaw
“If you want something new, be open to having it come from anywhere, anything, anyone.” Sheilaa Hite
“Ask and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find, Knock and the door will be opened.” King James Bible
“You gain strength, experience and confidence, by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty ‘Yes’ to your adventure… the adventure of the hero —The adventure of being alive.” Joseph Campbell
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-Tze
“Who relies on the natural currents of GOD’s will, attains freedom from all worldly cares and anxieties, and nothing can ever chain them agian.” Ramakrishna
“Power comes from living in the present moment, where you can take action and create the future.” Sheilaa Hite
“As we are all spiritual beings having a human experience– we are also human beings having a spiritual experience. Let’s have fun and make the most of this opportunity.” Sheilaa Hite
“Know Thyself” Greek Proverb
“Our worst 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 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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is 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.” by Marianne Williamson from Nelson Mandela’s Inauguration Speech
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke
“All lives are at the very least, acts of bravery.” From Michael Apted’s Documentary 7 Up
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“To risk is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To try at all is to risk failure. But to risk we must. Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The man, the woman, who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To dream anything you want to dream — that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything you want to do– that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits– tha is the courage to succeed.” B. Edwards
“How can you tell the Guru in the black robe from the Guru in the white robe? The Guru in the black robe keeps you wondering whether it is safe for you to go off into the sunset without them. The Guru in the white robe smiles serenely as you bid each other farewell, having taught you to become your own Guru.” Rusty Berkus