Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 8 My favorite Quote

I'm not very good at documenting or remembering quotes that I really like, although you would think I would be that type of person.. I normally come across something, and I'll underline it if it's in a book. Or a phrase/quote will run through my mind for a few days if it's something I hear, and it's really good. Therefore, I can't exactly say that the following is my all time favorite, but I came across this recently and really liked it.

"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 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 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." 

Nelson Mandela inauguration speech, originally Marianne Williamson

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! I am near tears right now. So powerful! I needed that right now. I wanted to attack tomorrow! With this quote in mind and God behind me and sustaining me, tomorrow is in the bag!!! So happy! Thank you, my bestest.