Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shine your light

T W E N T Y - S I X - L E T T E R S
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're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

— MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Found this while clearing out some very, very old emails. Still LOVE it.
It's a speech often attributed to NELSON MANDELA.

2 comments:

  1. Grace Glamourpuss11/19/11, 6:10 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZhQOvvV45w
    Oh, this has gotta be the good life
    This has gotta be the good life
    This could really be a good life, good life
    To my friends in New York, I say hello
    My friends in L.A. they don't know
    Where I've been for the past few years or so
    Paris to China to Colorado

    Made me think of you and thought this would be a good inspiration source. :')

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  2. Thanks, Grace. I hope your writing is going well. I know you will enjoy the break from school. Perhaps you could work on some math problems?? :) Or rather, how about your writing the movie the will make you famous one day (i.e. "oh, yes, I wrote that [classic] movie way back when I was 12yrs old") You've read big books, Ms. Glamourpuss, I know you can do it. Remember that our potential will always amaze us. Give yourself a chance to shine. Dream big. Dream big. Always, ALWAYS dream big. Be forgiving of the people around you, they are doing the best they know how. Even our parents. Be gracious. Live boldly.

    You are loved.

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