“Each person who follows his or her own light is a light in the web….”

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“Each person who follows his or her own light is a light in the web.  When what we do grows out of inner conviction that whatever it may be that we choose to do in a moment or in our lifetime is meaningful, there is soul in the choice.  Who we are inside needs to find authentic expression in how we live.  The love we feel for what we do brings us joy.  The belief in the capacity of the human heart to love in spite of the expressions of despair and hatred that we see happening keeps that light glowing.  It has to do with keeping faith; to believe that we matter and can make a difference, or even act as if this were so until it becomes an inner conviction….Within ourselves and in the world, there are cynical forces that try to snuff out the lights–to make us distrust our intuition, devalue the wellspring of perennial wisdom that the soul otherwise naturally drinks from, and in fear choose power over love.”

–Jean Shinoda Balen (Crossing to Avalon)

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