Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Deepest Fear. . .

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 fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

You were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you.
It is 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.

**Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech**

1 comment:

hartleyhouse said...

I love this quote, I had it up on my wall during my college years. Thanks for reminding me of it and the wonderful message.


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