My One Little Word for 2011 is…

by @thewritermama on January 7, 2011 · 18 comments

"Fearless Women" is a book by Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz


I feel nervous just sharing my word, never mind feeling fearless!

So to make myself feel better, I will share this quote from Marianne Williamson that I read over and over. See if it helps you, too:

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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~ A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles,” Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3

I have been doing this little tradition inspired by Ali Edwards for a few years. And it’s cool to see that she has turned the tradition into a year-long class. Whether you take the class or not, what’s your one little word?

Here’s mine for 2010. [And dang, it worked!]

Here’s 2009. [I can’t find it but I will post it when/if I do.]

Here’s 2008.

Do you have a word or words for 2010?

Share yours in the comments below…Happy New Year!

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