Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li
liralen

A cool quote

That diony found for me and I wanted to bring it back up to the surface here...

"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. 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."

I've seen this attributed both to Nelson Mandela and to Marianne Williamson. It seems definite that Mandela used it in his inauguration speech, but I think he was quoting/paraphrasing Williamson. Regardless, I think it's both true & beautiful. -- diony
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