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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not 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 others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson
We would like to start by wishing you all a blessed Ramadan full of special surprises that bring hope, love and cheer to your hearts.We also wish you a Ramadan that is full of god-consciousness, also known as ‘taqwa’, at a time when consciousness is altogether underestimated.
We wanted to start this year’s Ramadan with courage … the courage to have no fear. The courage to not fear anyone but god in pursuing dreams that others may not understand or others my discourage. We start with our quote above because if we were to sum up the year since Ramadan 2012, it is that fear paralyses those who have great talents but don’t act on them. We at ramadan Living believe that god will one day hold us accountable for this since we chose not to celebrate and share the blessings that we have been bestowed with others to bring goodness or enable goodness. Artists, writers, athletes, etc… all have something to share.
We call upon ourselves first to make this Ramadan the Ramadan of no fear to pursue dreams and goals albeit with vision, strategy, planning and determination. We call upon ourselves to stop saying this can’t be done and instead say, how can this be done after having assessed our true capability, ability and sincerity.
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