A row of seven doors, set in a patterned wallpapered wall, reflected on the shiny floor in the foreground. Photo by quimono on Pixabay.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.—Viktor Frankl
A solitary hot air balloon floats above the water on a moonlit night, heading toward the tiny full moon set against a starry sky in the distance. Photo by Bessi on Pixabay.
Quote: As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.—Toni Morrison
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.—James Baldwin
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 does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not 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 is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.—Marianne Williamson
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.—Yehuda Berg
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.—Alice Walker