Tuesday, September 15, 2009

True Greatness

Probably we all have our definitions of “Greatness”.
Having just watched the US Open where many of the Greatest players were defeated,
my definition of Greatness was made more obvious.
True Greatness doesn’t come from winning.

Greatness comes from how they play the game of life.
Greatness comes from their graciousness in winning and losing.
Greatness comes from the consciousness with which they use their position.
Their Greatness comes from the “graciousness with which they lose the game.

Recently I read about Spiritual Greatness:
Greatness Is Hardly Ever Recognized.
Greatness Is Never About Promotion.
Greatness Is Found In Service To All.

What is your Greatness?
Have you seen yourself as a magnificent Being?
Have you given yourself credit for the Good you do?
Have you polished your Light and shared it with others?
Have you given your Love to sisters and brothers who are ignored?
Have you stepped up and stopped being bored to give your best?
Have you honored your agreements to love, to serve, to remember the Good within?
Have you been selfless in how you give to those who ask?
Have you shared your wisdom and joy freely with those who seek?
Have you walked through hesitation to apologize and begin again?
Have you honored your elders and those who have taught, served and sacrificed?
Have you been blessed by others and returned the blessing with appreciation?
Have you respected all life, our water and air and earth, as well as all creatures?
Have you replenished what you have taken to fill our world with the Goodness of Creation?
Have you enjoyed the fruits of your labor and been appreciative of the labor itself?
Have you taken the time to come to know and value the gifts you have been given?
Have you opened yourself to share freely the Goods within to be given to those who need?
Have you stepped forward in faith and confidence to every invitation to bless and to serve?
Have you forgiven the past to be fully present in the Now?
Have you taken impeccable care of the True You?

Perhaps your Greatness lies simply in acknowledging and appreciating the Good that lives and moves and has Its Being in You!
Consider the possibility that we simply are called to do is to recognize and release all blocks to the awareness of the Presence of Goodness and Love in ourselves.

Loving you in Loving and honoring Your True Greatness!
Betty Lue

“Our Greatest Fear”

Our greatest 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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that others 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.

Maryann Williamson

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