Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Sunday, October 26, 2014

3/10/14 RMB Light Words

3/10/14 RMB Light Words

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

The adage goes “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Yet, the two share common ground. The sword’s power lay in the composition of its blade and the force of its blow. Resting in a sheath, it remains dormant. It takes the human force of emotional engagement to awaken its power.  

Words, like a scrap of metal, lay in wait to be orchestrated and honed. Set maliciously one after another, they can destroy as easily as any weapon. However, what extends words their might, is their ability to build, to raise and enable.

A sword, held in one hand, does not strengthen the hand of another. While words spoken from one heart to another can do immeasurable good.   

Yesterday my wise friend Teddy Tapscott wrote to me, “You are so much more than you allow yourself to be. Let your Light shine.” 

Beside myself and feeling inadequate to the challenges in my life, I asked for clarification. To which she added. “The Light that shines in you is not because of what you do or don't do, it's who you are”

Empowering words spoken from her heart to mine and shared with you and whoever may visit us here…

“Let your Light shine. The Light that shines in you is not because of what you do or don’t do, it’s who you are.”

It is who you are.

Shine on,


PS. I was so tempted to address this letter Dear Grasshopper.
(A reference to the David Carradine Kung Fu series)

No comments:

Post a Comment