"Take a Chance" by Katie Estvold created on Polyvore.com
from Everyday Grace by Marianne Williamson
It was not easy for Abraham Lincoln to be the Abraham Lincoln we know today; it was not easy to be Susan B. Anthony, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, Jr. They were born, as all of us are, with potential greatness...On some mysterious level, despite whatever resistance they felt, the great are those who simply said yes at times when others would have said no. ... Something called to them from a higher place, and they responded to what they heard.
Are we not being called by history to become the greatness that lies in us? What happens to this Earth now is up to us. We can remain who we are and sink further into the troubled world we have already made, or we can allow our hearts to crack open like cosmic eggs, out of which will emerge transformed creatures--our own true selves.