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If you could do one great thing, what would it be?

All limitations aside, if you could do one thing any great thing what would it be? The leave of greatness is to be define by you.

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    Aug 17 2013: Help others find the pure beauty in themselves enough to turn patterns and habits of self-destruction into habits of self-creation. There's so much more unseen in a person and situation that there is seen, including ourselves. It's important to know that we can't see everything, and that perception is as malleable as perspective - what you believe literally shapes what you see, and vice versa. With that understanding, one can see himself through anything. We're capable of a lot more than we've been led to believe. I'd love nothing more than to see each person live to their full potential.
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      Aug 17 2013: i like your idea of helping people understand their values,and perhaps through this journey you may also gain sth unexpected like finding an extordinary yourself.haha.
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        Aug 18 2013: Thank you! That is definitely the case, in fact it was because I found something extraordinary in me that I am able to so easily see it in others now. Kind of a chicken/egg thing, but they definitely go hand in hand. Then yesterday, I stumbled upon a quote by Nelson Mandela that said, "our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." I can definitely attest to that. :)
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          Aug 19 2013: i appreciate it,brain.but can you explain more about mandela's words?any examples of that?

          you mentioned about something extraordinary in you,would you like to tell me about that?as a high school student,i am quite confused sometimes,for i been trying to find myself,you know,to be a real me.(i think right now i'm just 50percent me)hopefully i can become your first target ?:)

          i am gonna say one more thing.your concept happen to meet the old confucios idea of"taking care of all the old as if they were your own parents;taking care of all the children as if they were your own kids. however,yours is more focused on the help"discover the full potential"part.it's such an honour to talk with such wise and brilliant people like you.
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        Aug 19 2013: Yijiia and Brian,
        Here is the full quote Brian speaks of....

        "Our Greatest Fear
        It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
        Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
        Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
        It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
        We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
        talented and fabulous?

        Actually, who are you not to be?
        You are a child of God.
        Your playing small does not serve the world.
        There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
        people won't feel insecure around you.

        We were born to make manifest the glory of
        God that is within us.

        It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
        And as we let our own light shine,
        we unconsciously give other people
        permission to do the same.

        As we are liberated from our own fear,
        Our presence automatically liberates others.

        —Marianne Williamson

        [Often said to have been quoted in a speech by Nelson Mandela. The source is Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992. —Peter McLaughlin]
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          Aug 19 2013: And as we let our own light shine,
          we unconsciously give other people
          permission to do the same.

          thank you,colleen,i will keep those words in mind.
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          Aug 19 2013: Yes, thanks! When I searched it, I was confused by two different names coming up. I love that quote... Yijiia, I'd love to help you out however I can.

          As for what is extraordinary in me, it took about a year and a half of constantly digging into myself to really find it. The weird thing is, it wasn't anything new to me; as I like to put it, I'm still the same spasmodically enthusiastic 5 year old, I just have a lot more coordination and skill now. Basically, the "extraordinary" me that I uncovered is a person that leads an inpiring life that inspires others through music, words and humor.

          The main thing I found was trust and confidence. I used to be very private, would barely speak a word about anything, and it was always very vague, never direct to the point. I was deathly afraid of rejection, abandonment, being misunderstood or discredited, etc. As I learned to trust my intuition and nurture myself into a confident person, my world turned around entirely. Since that was the case, my biggest goal right now is to help others find what is essentially "them" and to build their confidence in that.

          If all of existence was viewed as a garden, and each thing (living or not) is a different flower in that garden, humans would be the only ones who could choose not to bloom. There's a chance that someone won't like your colors, feel threatened by them, even, threaten you because of them, make fun of them, etc. We are special in that we have free will, but with that comes only one real choice: to allow or deny the natural process coming through us. So even though it may be frightening to think that some people won't understand or accept the beauty of your partciular flower, bloom anyway.

          Thanks so much for the compliment and questions, here's my e-mail. Feel free to use it anytime. sivmia37@gmail.com
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      Aug 19 2013: I love the quote too Brian, and have posted it several times on TED:>) The first time I looked for it years ago, I was confused as well because I thought it was authored by Nelson Mandela, and he apparently used at least some of it in his inaugural speech, but apparently, it came from Marianne Williamson.

      You write..."As for what is extraordinary in me, it took about a year and a half of constantly digging into myself to really find it."

      You may find that as you continue to explore, there are more and more levels of discovery. Yijiia has picked out one of the best parts of that quote...

      "And as we let our own light shine,
      we unconsciously give other people
      permission to do the same."
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        Aug 19 2013: For sure. :) That was the part that stuck out by far the most to me, as well. I've noticed that happening in my life and those around me. It's a very surreal and amazing thing to watch.
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          Aug 20 2013: i should thank both of you,brian and colleen,you guys are real tutors.

          and brian,i've send you an email already.

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