It’s hard to ask…

Amanda Palmer – Art of Asking

This TED talk is one I’ve always found inspiring. I’ve watched it time and time over. It reminds me of a quote that everyone things is by Nelson Mandela, but is actually quoted from Marianne Williamson who wrote it two years before the iconic speech.

“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’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.”

I may not believe in God, but I do believe in our interconnectedness. Palmer asked people to pay for her music. She, to be fair, has a MUCH larger following than I do on this little blog, or on any other project in my life to be fair. I am however hoping, that someone who sees this may be willing to help out. Fund me, my blog, and one day maybe my travelling.

I have really no idea what I am expecting from this, I don’t think I really expect to make a cent, but that in itself is half the fun of a little social experiment like this. I’m writing from my heart, I’m hoping you are enjoying it!

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