|I am the VoiceNow I am the Voice
I lead not follow
I create not destroy
I believe not doubt
I am a force for good
I am a force for God
I am a Leader
Defy the odds
Set a New Standard
|I Will Not Die An Unlived LifeI will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire
I choose to inhabit my days
to allow my living to open me
to make me more accessible, less afraid
to live my life until it becomes a wing, a torch a promise
I choose to risk my significance
so that which comes to me as seed,
goes to the next as blossom
and that which comes to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit
|If your ears can hear the swallowsand your eyes can see the sun
if your lips can keep on smiling
when you’ve lost instead of won
though the shadows may be frightening
but a voice within you sings
through the thunder and lightning
you will walk along with kings
|Tilicho LakeIn this high place
it is as simple as this,
leave everything you know behind.
Step toward the cold surface,
say the old prayer of rough love
and open both arms.
Those who come with empty hands
will stare into the lake astonished,
there, in the cold light
reflecting pure snow,
the true shape of your own face.
|Our Deepest FearOur 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it’s in everyone
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.
|Thus it IsFrom age to age,
loves word rings forth
The truth is true and all is well
unconquerable life prevails
who’s strident dreams lead grave ward
Return to calm and noble
character of life
Blaze forth pure virtue,
depart false ambitions,
Busy thought and troubled feeling
Trespass not in virtues wise serenity
Where firm control and awful power, eternally abide
Here earths pains are healed
And cruel chaos of minds spawning
Is called again to order and beauty
||The InvitationIt doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own