Tag Archive for freedom

10 Most Fearless Women I’ve Met

Janie Sykes-Kennedy, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Sheila Jenine Kennedy and Coretta Scott King

INSPIRATION: As poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore said, “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but be fearless when facing them.” Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I’m quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields — politics, business, media and spirituality — who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality. Here’s a taste of inspiration from my Top 10 and the leadership qualities they exemplify…

Clean Hands

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QUOTE CARD: “Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
- and I don’t live to be -
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure your own hands are clean!”
-Bob Marley

No Easy Walk to Freedom

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QUOTE CARD: “There is no easy walk to freedom
anywhere, and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach the
mountaintop of our desires.”
-Nelson Mandela

Even Pigeons Can Dream

Even Pigeons Can Fly

IMPRESSIONS: I took this picture while walking down the street in Manhattan – a pigeon sitting on top of the head of an eagle. Eagles are often used as examples of strength. They have large powerful builds and keen vision. They are able to fly higher than any other bird, and even soar without actually flapping their wings. Eagles are bold and tenacious flying into storms using the wind to lift them to greater heights. Eagles never eat dead meat. They hunt for and kill their own food. They tend to fly alone and live on higher ground. They are majestic, with an air of royalty. Pigeons, on the other hand, are often called “flying rats”…

The Power of… FREEDOM

Freedom to Fly

FREEDOM. How free are you? Is your freedom dependent on someone else? What are your divine rights? When I was in China in 2006 I was struck by the display of prosperity in places like Shanghai, with its large LED screens touting the latest fashions and movies. It was like New York’s Times Square on steroids.

The Power of… CHOICE

Choices

CHOICE. How are you choosing to live? Do you realize all of the choices you make every week, every day, every second? Do you ever truly think about the consequences? When I was four years old my mom gave me The Little Me and THE GREAT ME, by Lou Austin which laid the groundwork for my spiritual development. With a bright yellow cover and joyful illustrations, this simple book explains that there are two wills in every person: one – the will of the human self (the Little Me), the other – the will of the divine self (THE GREAT ME). Between these two forces there is a continuous running battle.

The Power of…

Passion for Writing

Welcome to “The Power of…” column – part of the Power Living® Empowerment Series. Since it’s inception in April 2003, Dr. Terri Kennedy has written over 70 editions.