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The Coin of Fear and Love

I found three of the quotes in this series about love and fear among seven others on this site:  10 Quotes about Love and Fear.

Quote 1 is by Marianne Williamson, a woman who has inspired me and millions of others over the years.  If you don’t know who she is, she’s got a nifty site and a newsletter you can sign up for here:

Quote 2 is by Oprah Winfrey, another inspiring and amazing woman.  Her site is — it’s a bit hard to load on slower computers because it contains a lot of footage from her TV show, but well worth the wait.  My favorite video series is “Super Soul Sunday.”

The third quote is from the New Testament book “1 John.”  I wanted to credit the exact author of that letter, but I learned today reading after this interesting article that the authorship of 1 John has never been determined.  Experts aren’t even sure that the author of the letters  2 John and 3 John (known as “The Elder”) is the same author as the first.  Since the Bible is one of my favorite books of study, I found this fascinating.

The last quote is actually two quotes by C.S. Lewis, author of Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, Letters to Malcolm, The Problem of Pain and many others.  His romance with American Joy Davidman became the basis of beautiful book by Brian Selby which became an equally beautiful movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, Shadowlands.   Since i didn’t find a quote by Lewis that contained both words in this month’s theme (“love” and “fear”) I combined one of each.   One of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis is something he said to Joy one day in Shadowlands,  not long after he discovered she was sick:

“Pain is the price we will pay – then – for the love we have — nowThat’s’ the deal.”

We make this deal every time we love.

Niki Flow

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Every Friday from now on we’ll be highlighting the posts of the week.  This week’s Gems include:  Photo (“Florida Flowers”) from Mike Downs.  photo (“NYC Looking Up”) and an original poem (“My Wish for You Today”) from Niki Flow.  Painting (“Dark Phoenix“)  from Marvel Comics.  The quotes shared are part of the Divine Feminine Series, Nos. 15-18, and are from Frida Kahlo, Louise Hay, Emma Goldman and Melanie Koulouris.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home, which is known as “La Casa Azul,” the Blue House.

Louise Lynn Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life.

Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.

Melanie Koulouris. (from her profile) “Wife to an amazing husband who is my soulmate. Stay home mom to my two beautiful babies, Olivia and Luca. Blogger, creative writer, and forever student of life. Writing has always been a passion of mine since I was very young. I have always considered myself a free spirit with a gypsy soul, surrendering to where ever life takes me. I am grateful to be able to share my quotes and sayings with you as well as others that bring me so much inspiration.”


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