Sunday, January 22, 2012

Maya Angelou...you are Amazing!

I came across this quote of Maya Angelou today and thought it was worth sharing. She is truly an inspiration to all people!


“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”


3 comments:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Excellent quote with many practical tips for happy living. Very useful.

Wish you a wonderful day,
Joseph

Hippie Rachel said...

Thanks! I needed that. : )

Rena said...

I love reading about her. She soothes me. She is one of those people that just by listening to her or reading something that she wrote makes your life so much more beautiful.

Be blessed!

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