Deep Thought...

I read this last night on Cathy Z.'s blog, and it's been on my mind ever since.

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 God. 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 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

Someewhere, within me, I feel there is a considerable amount of truth in that statement. It's definitely something I have percolating in my mind. I'll come back when I have my thoughts more collected.


Anonymous said...

Isn't that a cool quote? I have had it on my desk for a while and am still inspired by it.

Anonymous said...

this quote means so much to me - I sent it to my sister and it is interesting how it pops up in the most surprising places - your blog is very inspirational - keep it up - eb.