not all who wander are lost

not all who wander are lost

Monday, August 28, 2006

let your light shine

lotus flowers at a buddhist temple altar in anuradhapura district sri lanka
mountainwave july 2006

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 famous?' 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 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 all of us. And when 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 (read by Nelson Mandela during his 1994 Inauguration Speech)

1 comment:

changapeluda said...

I Love Marrianne Wilson.
And that you made potato omelettes and Leo did the dishes.