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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

How Do We Have Personal Strength and Power in today’s world?

Power is the ability to achieve Purpose

Power is the ability to affect Change.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King

“I think its also important to remember that Dr. King wasn’t just a theologian, poet and organizer.  That speech ended with these words:”  Quoted on Instagram by Brene Brown,

“Freedom is not some lavish dish that the power structure and the white forces imparted with making decisions will vountarily hand down on a silver platter while the Negro furnishes the appetite.  If we are going to have equality, if we are going to have adequate wages, we are going to have to struggle for it.”   Dr. Martin Luther King

Brene Brown who wrote about shame and perfectionism went on to say that “To me, social justice is about naming and dismantling the structures that deny power  to some while privileging others, and learning a new way of being where power is shared and infinite, not hoarded.”

Coincidentally this week, I have been reading Barach Obama’s book

    Dreams from My Father, A story of Race and Inheritance

Also I am reading a book by Nancy Iben called

    White Trash

The concept of family, social justice, slavery, and the lies that our American historians have told us as well as the whole concept of feelings that have been repressed, and the power that exists in all these complex relationships is a mind boggling concept. Being human is not easy.

Barach Obama talks about having met his Dad who was a Ph.D native from Kenya only once when he was ten years old and living with his grandparents in Hawaii, and how his father was most perfectionistic man, who was married quite a few times. Race and gender issues are dealt with bravely. Throughout the both books, there is this reference to self-esteem and identity. Barach Obama had a white mother whose parents were from the south but ended up living in Hawaii. His father was a native who lived and worked in Kenya.

Later as an adult, Barach Obama met some of his half brothers and sisters that lived in Kenya. Barach OBama had found out that power, as an organizer, was very much related in who you know, who was willing to get out and struggle and continue to try to raise awareness.

When he went to Kenya to visit his brothers, sisters, and hear the stories about his Dad, a number of the family had issues about his dad’s inheritance. As I read, I try to make sense of everyone’s relationship, and come away from it knowing that family is not easy. Racism is not easy. Sexism is not easy. Getting different religious groups to cooperate for the wellbeing of the community is not easy. Cooperating so to bring in new jobs and new employers is not easy. Not having roots as a black person has a huge impact.

My own family is not easy. I am from the South. My children are unimpressed. I love them. Yet judgments are made, and acted upon.

I will follow up with another essay about social justice. How do we hold the despair, victim, rescuer, perpetrator patterns, all the bad news of the day, and our own fear and all this unease in our relationships? It is a question that I am holding.

Self Confidence Inspirational Quotes

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Self Confidence Inspirational Quotes are helpful when buffeted with doubts. Humility is a fine quality, but we need the fortitude to go forward into the unknown by trusting in our own ability. Here are inspirational quotes to bolster self confidence. Many books on success speak of the need to have self confidence. “To Boldly go where no one has gone before” in an inspirational quote from a television series. How do we “Go Boldly? Self Confidence is a necessity. Read the following inspirational quotes.

      If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito.
      Anita Roddick

      People with low self-esteem find failure so devastating that they seldom take even sensible, calculated risks, and miss out on many of life’s joys and successes.


      True happiness . . . arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.

      -Joseph Addison


      There is no greater force at your service than your own mind couple with a strong, positive, self image.

      -Dennis Kimbro. Ph.D.

      To have peace and confidence with our souls-these are the beliefs that make for happiness.
      -Maurice Maeterlinck

      Understand that anybody who is somebody to anybody is somebody.
      -Zig Ziglar

      You can’t just go on being a good egg. . . you must either hatch or go bad.
      -Zig Ziglar

Here are two powerful inspirational quotes to help with self confidence from a favorite book Trusting Yourself. These inspirational quotes are helpful when we don’t feel self confidence.

      Doubt is a condition of the process of living to our fullest. It doesn’t matter how many times we have succeeded in the past. Each time we venture into unknown territory, we’re not sure we will have the wherewithal, the smarts, to find our way successfully. The feelings of doubt are signals that we are stretching learning, growing.

      I have come to so trust the inevitability of doubt that I consider it a sound barrier I must pass through to get what I truly want. Whenever I reach that barrier, I simply say to myself, “I know you don’t think you can do this, but just begin.” Soon I’m launched and the feelings subside.
      -M.J. Ryan

You may enjoy inspirational quotes about the Miracle of You or inspirational quotes on Success if you have appreciated inspirational quotes on self confidence.

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