These two excerpts just came to mind and it seemed like a good idea to share them with whoever might be out there …….

Powerful words from A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson:

"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."

When we were making the agonizing decision to leave NC and move to Port Townsend, Dave was reading Instinct for Freedom by Alan Clements and came upon this …..   

"If we’re lucky, every now and again, we have a decisive encounter – an event that changes the course of our lives, forever.  With logic and comfort thrown to the wind, we set out on a new, more invigorated trajectory, unleashing our passion and vision upon the world.  Such moments are glorious and gorgeous, mysterious and tormenting.  They contort us, bend us – squeeze out every vestige of pretense, compromise, and inauthenticity.  Some call this magic.  Others call it synchronicity.  Some may even call it madness.  It has all those elements, and more." 

Pretty much sums up the move and still important to keep in the back of my head.