Thursday, August 29, 2013

Let Your Light Shine

As I was reading over some schoolwork I read this and had to share: 

(Presented by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech)

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 our selves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?"
Actually, who are you not 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 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.

(Poem Attributed to Marrianne Williamson, A Return to Love)

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