Tuesday, July 13, 2010

we are all meant to shine

"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."

-Maryanne Williamson

{I'm not really a quotey person, and I don't think I've ever posted a quote on this blog...but my brother sent me this one and I've read it a couple times this week. It's a good one}


shauna.m. said...

this is my all time favorite quote and i just read it today!!!! creepy....i always try and moemorize it but have never been able to...i will if you will

Corine said...

Love this. Thanks Jane.