Thursday, September 25, 2008

It is our Light, not our Darkness...

I came across this quote this morning and it struck such a chord in me that I had to share it.

Above photo of Happy Kid
taken from flickr by

"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."

The above speech for Nelson Mandela by Marianne Robertson

I have no words to describe the impact of that quote on me this morning when I read it...


Anonymous said...

i love that quote! thank you for sharing!

RianRae Interiors said...

I am so glad! Thank you for letting me know:) Jeni


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