Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oh, the goodness!

I want you to read this. Please. Just as you start to skim the words and skip over its meaning, stop and actually read it. It gives me goose bumps!

"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 enlightening 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 by Nelson Mandela, but was originally written by Marianne Williamson)

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Trischa said...

I used this quote on my blog on May 29th! I've read it so many times and every time it gives me goosebumps! (I first read it on Veronica's Facebook note and couldn't stop thinking about it.) I love how God gives people words that can speak to so many people wherever the are!

Dreamer said...

I think that's where I read it too - Veronica's blog!!