Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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 and faublous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is 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
permision to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

(Marianne Wiliamson as quoted by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Speech)

this is in our workbook for class. there are a few more i will share. for a moment tonite this spoke to me. i hope it enlightens you as it has me...


Melissa said...

Karen, this is one of my favorites. I love Marianne Williamson. I think I have most of her books. I'm glad you posted this for evreryone to see.

Indigo said...

Thank you hon, I love this. It's something I truly needed to read today. Hope the season finds you loved and at peace dear one! (Hugs)Indigo