Friday, June 29, 2007

Words from MySpace - Connections!

I watched Actors studio on Dave Chapelle - VERY watchable. I haven't been very impressed before, but man... that guy's smart. (See the entire thing if you can.)

Anyway I was very surpriced to hear that his mother worked for Lumumba in Kongo - the place and time in a previous blog (about Dag Hammarskjöld) where I talked about how everything's connected... Ain't that special?!


I also started reading a book about charisma and when I meet Malin yesterday we talked about it. I showed her a quote from it that I liked:

"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'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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

It's a quote often found on the Internet incorrectly credited to Nelson Mandela from his Inauguration Speech, 1994.

Again the world is a small place. Malins sister had just the day before shown her the quote as an idea for a performence.
How often do people randomly start talking about one specific quote whitin a couple of days?

I'm not a religious person. Or... that's not true. I do view myself as religious. I just don't confess myself to any religioun or God.
I just try to believe in the following that a woman I meet in Egypt told me (when we got into a very theological discussion:
"I believe in Life, it will bring me all the tools I need to get by."
I then find it fascinating how "life" sometimes apears to try and open your eyes toward some things you need to see, as if it's trying to comunicate with you and help you along the way. Hence coinsidences/signs like that!

This is me going so very Paulo-Coelho-"The Alchemist"-on-your-ass.

Now go enjoy your Saturday!


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