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Monday, October 18, 2010

We are powerful beyond measure...

What do you want to study?
What do you plan on doing by studying that?
How do you plan to make any money doing that?
“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, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the universal energy. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory 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
Prescott College is one of a handful of schools that creates an environment for students to explore the infinite potential available to everyone of us. Although, what sets the school apart is the experiential approach to each and every classroom experience. We are not always held to the four classroom walls, but rather are off truly exploring what we are studying in our flock of vans. For myself, the most memorable experiences in school prior to Prescott College were the field-trips - visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.; running across the fields of Gettysburg; going to the Zoo and Aquarium...
Furthermore, we have the great option to cultivate a program of study that germinates into all aspects of our life, moving with the journey that does not stop at graduation, but continues throughout our life. Not more than a few days ago, there was an alumni event, where many arrived to see how the college had changed. Almost all of the past graduates mentioned how great a place the school has turned into, and wish they could do the experience again. 
In essence, life is not a series of destinations, but a journey filled with discoveries, memories, and the need to grow. Many schools have lots of “stuff,” but what Prescott College lacks in weight rooms, it excels in preparing students to think clearly, intentionally, and pushes them to explore what the words happiness and contention truly mean. 
To me, I could not imagine going to school anywhere else, and I have visited many colleges, and spoke with many of their admissions staff. Prescott College conjures up different feelings for different people. For myself, I feel supported, energized, excited, explorative, empowered, and among many other words, exceedingly grateful to be part of an institution that reminds us “we are powerful beyond measure...[and] as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Live the journey,

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