Helen Bird, LCSW
Quotes I like
“If you think you are so enlightened, go and spend a week with your parents”. (Ram Dass)
“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 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.” (Marianne Williamson)"
Hate is not conquered by hate. Hatred is conquered by love. This is a law eternal." (Dammapada)
"The first love in a man’s heart is love of self. Heaven put that love first in order that man would want to live, whatever his sorrows. Now, when self-love is wounded, no other love can survive, because when self-love is too much wounded, the self is willing to die, and that is against Heaven." (Old Gentleman in Pearl S. Buck, Pavilion of Women)
"The day will come, when after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, We will harness, for God, the energies of Love. And on that day, for the second time, in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire." (Teilhard de Chardin)
"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." (Charles Du Bos)
“Fear is the frightened child. Love is the flame of holy remembering.” (Emmanuel)
"A bird does not sing because it has the answers."
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
I yam what I yam” (Popeye)