Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Finds - Strong, Confident Woman

If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I am inspired by strong, confident women. Today's Friday's Finds features an empowering poem, my most favorite quote, and the inimitable Louisa May Alcott.


5 comments:

allison strine said...

Aw, thanks so much for including this in your strong women salute!

The quote by Marianne Williamson is so empowering. Here it is:

“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.”

Athena's Armoury said...

You are quite welcome, Allison! The first time I heard that quote was my freshman year in college and it's stuck with me ever since. Thank you so much for sharing the whole quote here.

Merily said...

Wow, I love those quotes! I'd only heard the second one before, so I learned something. :)

Meekiyu said...

awesome finds and quotes... =D

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks, guys! Glad you liked!