Saturday, February 10, 2007

Freedom to be "too big"...


“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 frightens us most. 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 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

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hear hear. Couldn't agree more.

lacansal said...

i'v been thinking about this exactly lately. how when we are born we are everything and nothing and then as we grow we are influenced and taught to be small. not good enough. (speaking for myself)
what more can i say except... believe in yourself, myself, mankind.

Mary-Sue said...

this whole concept would be so intensely real for you being with your sweet niece, hey, Sal? soak her up! she'll probably make your uterus ache! hee!
thanks for your comment
xo

Marce said...

Funny thing - I heard this just a few weeks ago. Hadn't heard it in YEARS. LOVE IT!! I just can't get past the "hiding my light" thing. Thanks for posting this.
Love to you.