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Illusion Ridden Genius

February 26, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"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?' 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 others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's 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."
-Nelson Mandela

Illusion ridden genius,
Yea stay again.
Your mind is mussed and tattered;
Your thoughts do naught but swim.

Illusion ridden genius,
Be still
A little longer.
Hear, for once, and listen;
Hear and only ponder.

Illusion ridden genius,
Speak not;
You speak too oft'.
Stay, and only listen;
Let my words ring soft.

Illusion ridden genius,
Now you know the truth,
For through list'ning you have found it;
You've attained a higher proof.

Illusion ridden genius,
Before, you knew it not:
That the mind is stirred more soundly,
When the mouth remains more shut.

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