Saturday, February 02, 2008

for real

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 frightens us. We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't 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


Dixie Vandersluys said...

That's a great quote. I've been reading Jean Vanier's "Becoming Human". It is a life-changing book. I'd highly recommend it -- and it definitely goes along with this quote.

anita said...

i had this quote on my fridge for a long time! love it! thanks for reminding me of it!

Ellen said...

WOW! Powerful words!! I think I need to remember this!