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YaNgu….

Yangu is a Swahili name meaning ” Mine”. Thats exactly what I intend for this to be, my space, my opinion, how I see it, my perspective etc. I doubt I shall be writing about Economics, Finance ( that I happen to love the uttermost)…..I do that at a couple of other Forums.

The title is Inspired by one of my nieces H who is 3 years old. Aunty C ( Me), was having dinner at their house and my niece H began the everything-is-mine-routine, as with all 2 going 3 year olds. So she goes

“My Mummy, My Daddy, My Aunt C”…..then, she got to herself and thought for a quick second……. ” My Me”, she blurted out! And it got, at least me thinking, when do we get to the place where we feel we own ourselves? Do we feel that we can do whatever we want to do, bila ( without) overly consulting with everyone?

     ….And here I am assuming sanity as concerns perspectives and rational behaviours

I found myself thinking of the many times I have failed to try something, and please bear in mind I am a very liberated, free thinking woman….Yah, the times I have failed to try something out because ” there is no-one to do it with me?” That postponed vacation, that Jazz concert I missed, that movie I ought to have seen? The seemingly inconsequential things that we let pass us by as we ” wait”!

Just like my niece H, I want a piece of My-Me

I want this to be “my place” where I can write about whatever it is that I feel like writing about at a particular moment – such bliss already! I am off to ‘ strategize and delete my other blogs:-)

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Our Deepest Fear

 

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 we not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t 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 when 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.
– Marianne Williamson

 

 

Serenity - Perhaps? I think so :-)

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One of my “favorite things”

Courage is admitting that you’re afraid and facing that fear directly. It’s being strong enough to ask for help and humble enough to accept it.

 

Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others. It’s following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself.

 

Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path. It’s attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible.

 

Courage is keeping heart in the face of disappointment and looking at defeat not as an end but as a new beginning. It’s believing that things will ultimately get better even as they get worse.

 

Courage is being responsible for your own actions and admitting your own mistakes without placing blame on others. It’s relying not on others for your success, but on your own skills and efforts.

 

Courage is refusing to quit even when you’re intimidated by impossibility. It’s choosing a goal, sticking with it, and finding solutions to the problems.

 

Courage is thinking big, aiming high, and shooting far. It’s taking a dream and doing anything, risking everything, and stopping at nothing to it make it a reality.

 

~ Caroline Kent ~

 

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