April 21, 2010

And another one!

From the same book I mentioned yesterday. I told you I liked it. This is also a quote of a quote of a quote.

Nelson Mandela, world leader and anti-apartheid activist, quoted author and speaker Marianne Williamson from her book, A Return to Love:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It it 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 enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone,
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

1 comment:

  1. i read this quote somewhere not too long ago and it's driving me nuts that i can't think of where i read it. i really love this quote though--it's so true for me in my life to remember. thanks for posting it!