Monday, March 29, 2010

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, not our darkness 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 is ... See Morenothing 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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.

~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles,"

5 Comments:

Blogger issy said...

Does that mean we can't shine if we don't believe in God? :(

Thursday, July 08, 2010 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger issy said...

Does that mean we can't shine if we don't believe in God?

Thursday, July 08, 2010 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger Caboose said...

Thank you for reminding me of this great book. How is your daughter. How are you?

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Gabe Geagea said...

yes and no, your "shine" comes from god. http://www.gabegeagea.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 16, 2010 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Cinnabar1 said...

Not at all. Simply because someone doesn't believe in something does not negate its existence :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 10:14:00 AM  

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