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

 

This inspiring quote by Marianne Williamson is from her book, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191).

“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.” ~  Albert Einstein

Meeting a real commando

I break to swim at our university sports centre few times a week and I have observed a middle-aged adult male who comes almost every day and is a real proficient swimmer. So today I saw him in the sauna after swimming session and he set about speaking to me, feeding me tips on how to swim better. He had noticed me several times struggling with my techniques. I began listening to him as I want to improve, but at the same time I was questioning how come this guy is talking with so much confidence about the different swimming techniques. So I asked him about his background and what he told me really made my day. He is an ex Iranian commando who used to teach soldiers in the Iranian army on how to combat in water. He left Iran after the war and settled in the UK.

I could see that he is coming from such a background because in his every sentence he said be brave don’t panic. If you are at sea and a shark comes then let it come don’t get afraid it’s just a shark and it is supposed to stay in the water. Just keep your body relaxed in the water and let the water do its job. I really enjoyed talking to him.