What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher. That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively. Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution - Rumi, 13th Century

5.29.2007

Identity

It doesn't matter what people call you, it's what you call yourself. I seldom allow things to bother me, and this is embedded into my spirit. I am too great to be called any one name. For today and from this moment on I am not only a daughter, a student, a graduate, a friend. I am a writer and soon to be teacher. I am a cosmopolitan. I refuse to be tied to any one definition. I am an African, a Jamaican, a West Indian, a Caribbean, a Black Woman. I am a critic, a revolutionaire. I am a Bull bucker and Duppy Conqueror, Bed Brucker and Buddy Conqueror. I am the Goodest, the Best, an Empress, a Lioness. I am Free.

I am who I am, no one can change me.

I-n-I
Nadya Dee

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"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."