Thursday, June 11, 2009

Playing Big and Letting Your Light Shine

To expand on yesterday's post I wanted to add this quote from a speech by Nelson Mandela. (This speech was actually written by Marianne Williamson, although it is often quoted as being written by Nelson Mandela)

"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 are all meant to shine, as children do. We are 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."

Every time I read it I feel deeply inspired :)

Love and Light to All


  1. Well written, you have a great blog and your writing is very clear and concise, its great to read something uplifting that resonates, look forward to reading more :)