Posted by: Mark Nielsen | March 9, 2009

Frightened of Our Light

My sister Karen often points toward the statement below for inspiration. I think it was redently used in Akeela and the Bee, or some other movie. This quote is often erroneously attributed to Nelson Mandela. [Click here for more details on that.] …… The basic sentiment is similar to the whole “get over yourself” kind of growth and self-acceptance that I am trying to engage in right now. I don’t know who Marianne Williamson is, but it doesn’t matter. It’s still a wise piece of writing. May it help others as well

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 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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson


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