Wednesday, October 22, 2008

~ Wednesday ~

"Do not cringe and make yourself small if you are called the black sheep ... the lone wolf. Those with slow seeing say a nonconformist is a blight on society. But it has been proven over the centuries that being different means standing at the edge, means one is practically guaranteed to make an original contribution, a useful and stunning contribution, to her culture.

When seeking guidance, don't ever listen to the tiny-hearted. Be kind to them, heap them with blessing, cajole them, but do not follow their advice. If you have ever been called defiant, incorrigible, forward, cunning, insurgent, unruly, rebellious, you're on the right track...

If you have never been called these things, there is still time."
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes


dede warren said...

Love this fitting quote. I find I am too much, too big, too... something, for some people. Yet all along I knew to be true to myself, and accept who I am was the right thing for me.

Thanks for confirming what I always held as true. And another... "well behaved women rarely make history". I'm not sure who said it, but I second that emotion.

Linda said...