Sunday, February 03, 2008

Enlighten Me

...'our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyong 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 doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shone, as children do.
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're liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

3 comments:

Graycrow said...

I liked this post, copied and pasted it into my computer scrapbook :)

mammaren said...

I thought Nelson Mandela said this in his Inaugural speech..

Firefly said...

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