Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Our deepest fear

I absolutely love this poem, first heard it in a movie. It somehow makes me feel that I am not alone in feeling insecure about myself or in being afraid. It instills in me a new hope, a feeling that no matter how we are, we are all capable of doing great things.

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 doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not in just some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson , in Return to Love.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Never underestimate the heart of a champion.

The Miami Heat won their first ever NBA title on Tuesday, June 20th. Dwayne Wade, who also won the MVP this year, was their primary scorer. He got plenty of help from his friends - Udonis Haslem, Antoine Walker, James Posey and Alonzo Mourning.

I have to applaud the Dallas Mavericks, who have had an awesome series. I thought that they would force Miami for Game 7. Well, they did try.

The funny part was that none of the Mavs were present for the trophy presentation. Even the crowd left the stadium. I guess Miami winning the title and celebrating on their home territory was not much of a sight for them.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

When in Rome, Do as the Romans do.

Situated in a South Philadelphia immigrant neighborhood, Geno's Steaks, which together with its chief rival, Pat's King of Steaks, forms the epicenter of an area described as "ground zero for cheesesteaks", has posted small signs telling customers, "This is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH." By posting the signs, Geno's owner Joseph Vento has drawn his restaurant and its signature sandwich into the eye of a political hurricane.