Friday, 10 July 2009

Nothing to fear

I couldn't find the author of the following poem So if anybody knows please pass it on to me
Nothing to fear
Author unknown

There's nothing to fear -

you're as good as the best,
As strong as the mightiest, too.

You can win in every battle or test;
For there's no one just like you.

There's only one you in the world today;
So nobody else, you see,

Can do your work in as fine a way:
You're the only you there'll be!

So face the world, and all life is yours
To conquer and love and live:

And you'll find the happiness that endures
In just the measure you give;

There's nothing too good for you to possess,
Nor heights where you cannot go:

Your power is more than belief or guess -
It is something you have to know.

There is nothing to fear -

you can and you will.

For you are the invincible you.

Set your foot on the highest hill -
There's nothing you cannot do


A Zen story; Destiny During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with doubt. On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious shrine. After praying with the men, the general took out a coin and said, "I shall now toss this coin. If it is heads, we shall win. If tails, we shall lose. Destiny will now reveal itself."He threw the coin into the air and all watched intently as it landed. It was heads. The soldiers were so overjoyed and filled with confidence that they vigorously attacked the enemy and were victorious. After the battle, a lieutenant remarked to the general, "No one can change destiny.""Quite right," the general replied as he showed the lieutenant the coin, which had heads on both sides.

7 comments:

  1. Prachtig gedicht :)
    groetjes
    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :)

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  2. Kia ora Marja,
    What an enjoyable start to my saturday morning. I have been feeling quiet lately, sort of melancholic, and as usual a visit to you always leaves me smiling. Thank you my friend.
    Aroha,
    Robb

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  3. There is nothing to fear. That's one phrase everybody should remember. Where there is no fear, there is only love. :-) Love makes all things possible.

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  4. Thanks rambler

    Fijn dat je het leuk vind

    That's nice about blogging feeling that it has made somebody smile. Take care
    Robb

    Yes if we could only get rid of fear

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  5. Knew a few officers like that old general and a few lieutenants that would have blown the effect by asking dumb questions in front of the men. Great story!

    But it seems humanity's greatest enemy at times is simple fear, of the unknown, the person next to them, or of losing something.

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